The Death of an Insect ╳ Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen

Art Blog - Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen - Empty Kingdom

Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen display a beautifully choreographed danse macabare in their experimental short The Death of an Insect // Erään Hyönteisen Tuho.

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“In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die.

 

This tragic story was constructed using dead insects gathered from forgotten attics and tool sheds, between window panels and cobwebs. It combines a number of animation techniques from classic stop-motion animation to animated 3D models of x-ray CT-scanned insects.”

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Art Blog - Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen - Empty Kingdom

Short film for THE DEATH OF AN INSECT.

Also check out the Making-Of.

The Death of an Insect // Erään Hyönteisen Tuho, 2012

Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen