I’m Only Human
I’m Only Human is an online exhibition of three new animations that explore what it means to be human, made in the context of a pandemic.
Artists Sebastian Buerkner, Kim Noce, and Daksha Patel, take us from an exploration of the internal body, by way of the perceptive connections between our bodies and the world, to our external, social, lives.
The I’m Only Human commissions are produced by Animate Projects in association with Phoenix and QUAD Derby, and are supported by Arts Council England’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
Sebastian Buerkner – Surge
Sebastian Buerkner’s film, Surge, is a visual approximation surrounding the learning or relearning of sight through bionic implants. As we view diffuse and abstracted visuals, based on real footage, the soundtrack reveals that we’re sharing the experience of someone in a fictional medical experiment.
Dashka Patel – In the Same Breath
Daksha Patel’s film, in the same breath, focuses upon internal body imagery, accompanied by a soundtrack of heartbeats, breathing, swallowing. Hand drawings inspired by bio-medical imagery are animated, through creative coding, in response to the soundtrack data.
Kim Noce – City of Ladies
Kim Noce’s film City of Ladies, includes 25 voices from 16 countries, responding to an invitation to express their view for a new world, in a poetic documentary that explores, and acknowledges, the importance of personal viewpoint and individual ideologies of hope, and for change.