“The Me Bird” by Pablo Neruda: An Animated Interpretation

From 18bis, a Brazilian design & motion graphics studio, comes this: a free interpretation of “The Me Bird,” a poem by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Writes 18bis, “The inspiration in the strata stencil technique helps conceptualize the repetition of layers as the past of our movements and actions. The frames depicted as jail and the past as a burden serve as the background for the story of a ballerina on a journey towards freedom. A diversified artistic experimentation recreates the tempest that connects bird and dancer.” It’s all pretty wonderful.

Bonus material: You can watch The Making of The Me Bird here. And find the original text of the Neruda poem here. We have more poetry put to animation below.

via Andrew Sullivan

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  1. John Garth Raubenheimer says . . . | March 5, 2013 / 12:35 am

    A work of love. Pablo would rejoice in it

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