The thought of losing our loved ones haunts and terrifies many of us. What will happen to our body after we die? How will we be able to live without each other? How will we be remembered? Through a selection of works from two contemporary artists, I dove into the subject of impermanence. Both artists approach the subject of coping with loss in intriguing and authentic ways.
In a fun, Instagram series Francois Vogel quite humorously turns his unaware cat into his muse. Vogel takes his beloved cat to extreme limits. He stretches his cat through the dining room, transforms him into a walking jellyfish cat, and tosses him into an expanding sea of fish.
When the animated character ‘Dave’ starts to sing, I feel a strong human connection. It’s as if I can smell the cigarettes he smokes, feel his pain and taste the alcohol he drinks. The illogical order of events together with an atmospheric combination of sound, imagery, pacing and tone, makes RIBBONS absolutely genius.