Meantime, flash animation, 2004
A girl is blowing bobbles in a glass and one bobble takes off on a journey and transforms into a butterfly. The girl is following the transformation with her eyes. The butterfly lands on her shoulder and colour appear on her lips and eyes. The butterfly fades and with it the colour of her. Everything turns back to normal and the girl continues drinking.
Ulvetime (Lunacy), flash animation, 2004-9
The animation Lunacy deals with sleeplessness and change of perception which can happen at night. The film takes place between 03 and 04 am where you see a man who wakes up at the same time every night and cannot sleep. The animations ”Sara & Tobias” and ”Lunacy” are dealing with storytelling, magic and ”angst” which are experienced at night or in our sleep. Animals are metaphores for a change in reality and of an other state of mind.
Nattesværmeri (Sara & Tobias), flash animation, 2004
Sara and Tobias is an animation about the time between 03 and 04 am in which a man wakes up at the same time every night and cannot sleep. A huge moth lands on the duvet of a sleeping couple and indicates that a dream transmission begins.
The animation is dealing with storytelling, magic and ”angst” which is experienced at night or in our sleep. Animals are metaphores for a change in reality and of an other state of mind.
Pictures of a moth or bubbles in a glass are metaphores for a longing to escape the everyday life and rationalities of an adult life. A wish to give focus on situations in life, where time and place cease to exist and a change in thought happens. When one loses track of time the life ”in between” the outside and inside unfolds.
Cry Me a River, handdrawn animation, 2007
The story in the film is about an old woman looking down at a puddle in front of her. Water is sucked up through her feet and transformed into tears. Instead of falling the tears float upwards into the sky and are being sucked up into a cloud. The cloud moves and finds a river in which it rains into. In the first part of the film the woman is old, she is then transformed into a younger woman crying, and in the last scene a little girl is swimming in the river.
The title of the film is taken from the original song Cry Me a River, which is a popular song. It was written by Arthur Hamilton and was published in 1953 and it has a torchy, jazzy blues tune. The sound in the film is derived from this song and all sound effects are made playing with a record player.
Water and transformation are the focus part of the film. Water transforms itself and the female figure backwards throughout the film. Water has many interpretations that has to do with self-reflection as in the old Greek myth of Narcissus. Water is often perceived as a living, archetypal fluid that is informed by our imagination and dreams.
In Pitch Dark I go walking in Your Landscape, animation with
sound by Mads Ljungdal, 2006-7, 9 min.