Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Future History of Mankind

Here it is, my (neo)Surrealist Animation

The Future History of Mankind is a series of scenes both directly, and indirectly inspired by my dreams, and by the works of the Surrealists. Prior to this project, most of my animated work has either been for computer games, or else were created using 2D techniques.

The experimental nature of this animated short allowed me to explore ideas and concepts I may never have otherwise never attempted.

In order to create a work which would be true to the surrealist vision, I found it more important to recreate the images of my dreams, rather than rely on the heavy handed insertion of Freudian symbols into my work.

I focused on an implementing a different aspect that I find interesting about surrealism and the subconscious mind in each scene.

The end result is a hammering of Automatic imagery, Symbolism, Altered Reality, Dreams, Nightmares, and Anxiety which is thrust upon the viewer.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad I finally got to see it. I actually forgot that I'm in it! I find it slightly disturbing, yet captivating when the man turns into a bird.