I don’t always create “creepy” art, but when I do, I am often asked why. The point is not to create something creepy for the sake of being creepy. I don’t think I’m a creepy person, but the world is full of mysteries, ambiguities, psychological wonders, and downright frightful events. Watch any animal documentary, and everything animals need to survive — food, territory, breeding rights — is a battle, rife with creation and destruction. While human society tries to separate from nature, the battles go on within and between us. These battles are not only physical, but also mental and emotional, sometimes illuminated subconsciously through irrational dreams.
Stop-motion animation is the perfect art medium for trying to make sense of the inexplicable with its inherently ominous quality. I wouldn’t call myself an “animator” in the traditional sense, since my work is more of an art piece, where the visuals, metaphors, and combination of music and emotion are more important than a rational storyline and how the characters move. I prefer the choppiness of stop-motion animation, where the puppets move in somewhat broken or disjointed manner, as this adds a layer of complexity, reminding us of our imperfections while also hinting at something unpredictable. And it helps that unpredictability is essential in any kind of filmmaking.
Blending stop-motion animation with live action, this short silent film follows a working woman through an eerie world, where dark manifestations draw metaphors to current events. Click on Videos above or click HERE to watch.