January 11, 2010

Homunculus

Filed under: Artists — Jonathan @ 6:37 pm

Homunculus, the first of an annual series of experimental films by a collaborative group called Hydra, pits little (mold?) men against each other.

“Homunculus is a dark and twisted fable of spontaneous generation and untrammeled id. Taking its title from the Latin word for “Little Human”, the piece is an associative mashup between the two concepts behind the word: The first being middle-age alchemical beliefs that “little men” could be spontaneous generated from dead or decaying matter. The second being Carl Jung’s usage as a personification of pure id. These ideas, combined with our love of Dutch still life’s “beautiful decay,” sowed the seeds for this unique little monster of a film.”

A very interesting little short, it reminds me of some kind of video game from hell. The characters and soundtrack are very impressive!

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