Art Blog - Michael Frei - Empty Kingdom

Michael Frei’s Not About Us is an awesome play on light and darkness, positive and negative. The animated short’s characters reside in a world where shadows and mirrored reflections play as “doors”, ready and open to those willing to be more than just curious.

Cryptic synopsis can be read as follows:

“A game of contrasts – light and darkness, black and white, a man and a woman.

 

This symbolically approached film by Michael Frei invites us to think – do contrasts attract or not? If we have a counterpart in a parallel world, can we meet and become entwined in another world? Or are we supposed to maintain the universe in balance? The film is perfectly compact with minimalist sounds and music.”

Watch the full streamable animation down at the bottom of this page.

Art Blog - Michael Frei - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Michael Frei - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Michael Frei - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Michael Frei - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Michael Frei - Empty Kingdom

Short film for NOT ABOUT US.

Not About Us, 2012

Michael Frei


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