Haemin Ko

MA Character Animation, YourNOVA, 2019

Haemin Ko

Haemin’s experimental charcoal short animation film explores her relationship with the city through three emotional chapters of excitement, frustration and hope.

No Body is an autobiographical poetic short animation film.

It is an experimental charcoal animated story exploring my relationship with the city through three emotional chapters of excitement, frustration and hope.

It focuses on our loneliness and (dis)connections. What does it mean to belong, to be part of a whole? Fingers and head are part of a body. A body is part of a person. A person is part of a family. A family is part of a community. A community is part of a city. A city is part of a nation. And so on.

What happens when we stretch, bend or break these links? The body – as well as the city – is not just matter. It’s movement and gesture, it flows. It feels. It changes. It is creative and destructive energy at the same time. A lonely body, sometimes in synchronicity with other bodies, sometimes not. A body that defies and confronts the city. It can be swallowed, disassembled and transformed… when does a body cease to exist?

Composed of three sequences or micro-acts, No Body doesn’t follow a conventional narrative story but rather an emotional pulse that oscillates from excitement down to frustration until it emerges again, filled with hope.

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