Collaborative project. Year: 2021 Length: 04:12 min, CGI 4K, Stereo sound Artists/Directors: Yorgos Papafigos, Kostis Spanopoulos. Animation: Yorgos Papafigos - Sound Design: Kostis Spanopoulos
The Post-Removal has been made entirely with a CPU system, 3D scanning data, dynamic simulations, and artificially designed sound recordings.
The artwork explores the idea of free will and society's role in violence, as well as the turmoil of a non-human entity seeking to atone. The detached hand serves as a symbol of a Deus-like device, freed from pain as it falls into a tank as an inanimate mass production object. However, it defies expectations by attempting to stay alive, only to ultimately perish.The work is a social-political commentary on contemporary society's post-human condition, presenting a bleak vision of a dystopian future. It challenges the concepts of human deification and the idealization of objects in modern society, while also reflecting on the role of new hybrid technologies in a capitalist world increasingly dominated by control. "The Post-Removal" invites the viewer to contemplate these themes and consider the implications for our society and our future.
(2022) The Root, Amphicar studio, Athens, curated by Foteini Vergidou (2021) 6th Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver, Colorado, US