Collaborative project. Year: 2021 Length: 04:12 min, CGI 4K, Stereo sound Artists/Directors: Yorgos Papafigos, Kostis Spanopoulos. Animation: Yorgos Papafigos - Sound Design: Kostis SpanopoulosThe Post-Removal has been made entirely with a CPU system, 3D scanning data, dynamic simulations, and artificially designed sound recordings.
The video portrays the notion of free will and society’s roles between violence and the disarray of a non-human entity that seeks to atone.
The hand suggests a Deus-like device which during the detachment from its body is freed from its pain and falls into the tank as a useless inanimate mass production object, but this time instead of bringing redemption it goes off and tries to stay alive and it finally dies.
This Project is a social-political comment on a current post-human society, an effort to escape from a dystopian futuristic present. Post-Removal negotiates concepts of man's deification and idealization of things in modern society and new hybrid technologies in an increasingly controlled contemporary capitalistic world.Exhibitions/Premiere:
(2022) The Root, Amphicar studio, Athens, curated by Foteini Vergidou (2021) 6th Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver, Colorado, US