3D Magazine includes Tomek Bagiñski’s short film in the publication’s mini version of the CG shortlisted 10 you must see and named him “an incredible success story and inspiration for budding animators” in 2010. The 2004 short film highlights the importance of shaving regularly.
Other than a display of the health and environment issues of military instances, Fallen Art instills a certain kind of beauty: the beauty of submission and the futility of resistance.
My count is on 05:41 minutes, during which you would find and rediscover plenty of codes, signals for Derrida followers to decipher.
Post-deconstructive enough, with noticeable elements of madness and similarities rendered into the story line. I first saw his short film some time in 2007. It was touching and it made me think about many things, especially because other than video clips, I don’t really watch that many of short films.
My short film compilation includes one from Pixar, several short films from friends, and many links to short films. Take a look for yourself:
The magazine asks, “Fallen Art appears consistently on individual’s favourite animated short film lists – how does it feel to be so influential?” and the director answers, “I have no idea. It is a question for the audience, not the author. I can only say that I’m very happy with it.”
But on the music, the music takes central stage in the short film, the way it is with films that have very minimum dialogues, and there is always the tempation to listen to the music again.
Browsing through the net, you will find many details regarding the director and his works, along with his takes on short films, but not much on what he is working on right now.
Before Fallen Art and The Cathedral, he made Rain (1997) using an earlier version of the 3D Studio as a student. He told Max Underground in an interview that the General’s dance was also quite difficult.
Brussels Short Film Festival (Photo credit: ines saraiva)