Statue

September 8, 2015

What began as a play on the visual connection between iconic statues, became an animation using anamorphosis (the optical illusion effect used in 3d street art), but then took on a deeper layered meaning in the wake of the current migrant / refugee crisis. Much like how the initial visual idea spontaneously occurred to me, the associated words of the statues themselves suddenly hit me… “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..” and “Why hast thou forsaken me?”. There can be many influences on interpretation – topical, personal, subconscious, political and religious. Ultimately the hybrid symbolism in the film makes its own meaning, but you may have a very different reaction to it than someone else. ‘Anamorphosis’ is a Greek word, literally meaning “to look at something in a different way.”. This too I feel describes the film at a deeper level, and not just the visual technique.

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