38-39°C

Kangmin Kim‘s impressive blend of animation and stop motion, along with his exceptional collaborative work with frequent partner-in-design-crime Seulhwa Eum, leaves my eyes begging for more. Their latest entry entitled 38-39°C regales the hypnotic memories of one Korean man’s trip to a local bathhouse. Read more official short details as follows:

“38-39˚C gives us the blueprint of a relationship between a father and son inside the dream the protagonist experiences while under the spell of the elevated temperatures of a bathhouse. Thick sheets of paper in exquisite arrangement represent the two men who are linked by their identical birthmarks, yet cannot seem to look at each other.”

Check out the two video embeds, the full short and the making-of, down at the bottom of the page!

Complete stream for 38-39°C.

Also watch the making of 38-39°C.

38-39°C, 2011
Kangmin Kim
Seulhwa Eum