Why Watch? Because art is an act of violence.
It’s difficult to tell what’s going on in this animated short at first, but it soon makes sense and hand-draws a metaphor for the creation process. The things we make end up making us.
The style is a rough splatter of conflicting lines that blend together to create a stunning example of anatomic drawing (beware animated male nudity), and the percussive nature of the spike against marble punctuates everything with a sense of urgency. It’s no wonder this short won the Palme d’Or back in 1977.
What does it cost? Just 2 minutes of your time.
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