Waiting for Sleep
De Jean Hubert film 2018, 30min
In a tiny house where I was living in Amsterdam a few years ago, I had a fancy in which I saw a frontier between the living and the dead that would have been easy for smugglers or solitary souls to cross because in the end it was too expensive to maintain. Waiting for Sleep is a cgi animation film. Drawing on the trappings of apocalypse movie genre, I relate the daily life of a character – Will – who lives surrounded by zombies and who sleepwalks at night undoes the protections that he sets up around himself in the daytime. The commentaries on this narrative are provided by Will, in dialogues and text messages bring a normality that works contrapuntally to the action. In my research I have developed a visual language centred on functionality. I prefer the construction of simple frameworks, representing only the objects that are useful in the image, or objects that are handled by the character.
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst drac Île-de-France.
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