Animation Division 2015 Grand Prize11 min. 25sec.
Animated short film
This animated short film is remarkably elaborate and radically composed. Its world, endlessly generated from the smallest possible units, is the universe itself, where every element continues to transform, correlate, and influence each other. The title Rhizome is a reference to a concept elaborately elucidated in A Thousand Plateaus (1980) by French philosopher Gilles DELEUZE and psychotherapist Pierre-Félix GUATTARI. The animated film encompasses all the principles of rhizome while also examining its biological meaning and a philosophical discussion. The artist says he wanted to create something out of the various elements of Steve REICH's concepts of music, the mathematical artworks of ESCHER, the paintings of BOSCH and BRUEGEL, scientific theories about evolution such as genetics, and the relationship between micro and macro. Within this, DELEUZE and GUATTARI's concept came into this head and became part of the work. The unique film embodies the interests and appetite of a young artist.