1400 Engravings from the 19th Century Flow Together in the Short Animation “Still Life”

Com­posed of over 1000 engrav­ings from the 19th cen­tu­ry, the short ani­ma­tion Still Life (above) is “a med­i­ta­tion on subject/object dual­ism,” explor­ing “the idea that we live in a world of objects and a world of objects lives with­in us.” It’s cre­at­ed by Con­ner Grif­fith, an exper­i­men­tal L.A. film­mak­er who likes work­ing “with col­lec­tions to explore the uni­ver­sal sto­ries that can emerge from visu­al chore­og­ra­phy and the rela­tion­ship between sound and image.” For any­one inter­est­ed, Grif­fith has made avail­able the 1400 images used here in a Google Dri­ve doc. You can find more of his short films on Vimeo.

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