PLUK de NACHT Shorts
- English subtitles
Pluk de Nacht will settle under the starry night in the Van Gogh Museum’s entrance hall to present a shorts programme around Loving Vincent, packed with innovative animation and adventurous shorts.
Below are just a few of the shorts you can expect to see!
An excerpt from one of the last films by Akira Kurosawa, made when he was 78 years old. In this scene, an art student finds himself inside the vibrant and sometimes chaotic world of Van Gogh’s artwork. He wanders around looking for the master himself, travelling through several of his works to find him.
The Johnny Cash Project
The Johnny Cash Project is a unique communal work, the result of thousands of contributions from artists and fans around the world. On the project website, participants can create a unique and personal portrait of Johnny Cash. These frames are combined and integrated into a collective whole: a crowdsourced music video for “Ain’t No Grave”, one of Cash’s last studio recordings before his death.
Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition
This is an excerpt from an animation that consists of 12,597 handmade aquarelle paintings, each no larger than 1.5x3cm in size. Together, they form a 35-minute-long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982).
Blade Runner – Autoencoded
For his Master’s thesis, a computer programmer used the film Blade Runner (1982) to train an artificial network called an autoencoder. This program reduced the complex visual data to a small filesize, then reconstructed it frame by frame. This is a scene from the reassembled film, which is both highly abstract and still similar enough for Warner Bros. to order it taken down from Vimeo for copyright infringement.
Two elderly swimmers meet at the baths for their ritual swimming. This time they are diving deeper than usual. With a cool kind of magic, this delicately stylized film draws us into various layers of reality, as we plunge from silent melancholia into the graphic frenzy of competitive sports, where everything is turned upside down.