In addition to pixel art and frame by frame animation, graphics in this video are based on various influences. The main ones arise from the underground manga, especially Maruo Suehiro’s “ero-guro” or erotic-grotesque style (to name one), that mixes both horror and erotic genres. Human passions such as love and violence become exacerbated to their climax, making the man look like a crazy and decadent animal, the whole thing taking the form of a macabre poetry.
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Adolescence, embodied by the mutation into a monstrous beast, is a tribute to B-movies, drawing references from John Carpenter’s or illustrator Charles Burns’ universes. Symbolism in the transition into adulthood is seen as a rite of passage, requiring the death of a human being and the birth of another. The hauting mystical song immerses us inexorably into the intricacies of this transformation you can’t avoid, whatever you do.
Plurabelle – Our Fires (edit by Mattis Dovier)
Drawings, animation and editing by Mattis Dovier
Music by Plurabelle ’Our Fires’ from Phantom Pyramid LP out on june 16th on Stellar Kinematics.
Digital LP and/or Vinyl LP Limited to 300 copies : stellarkinematics.bandcamp.com/album/phantom-pyramid
Produced by Stellar Kinematics : stellarkinematics.com/