Breathing Bags is a project by Maria Korporal for the festival 48 Stunden Neukölln 2021: 48-stunden-neukoelln.de/en/location/video-demand-0
Breathing Bags are plastic bags with rubbish found on the streets of the district Neukölln in Berlin, which inflate and explode with breathing movements and sounds. One-way plastic bags are so ubiquitous in the street scene that we no longer even notice them. By watching them explode, we become aware of how much plastic is flying around and how microplastic particles pollute our air.
The short film presented in the festival is a hybrid mix of digital and analogue animation, and shows some street scenes in Neukölln, where the Breathing Bags explode. A single paper bag comes to life and transforms into a scene full of surprises. A glimmer of hope for our world.
title: Breathing Bags
technique: Experimental video and animated charcoal drawing
background sound: Zsolt Sores – ArtuSound 2010 by Sounds of Europe, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0
video concept, camera, charcoal animation, effects and montage: Maria Korporal
© Maria Korporal 2021
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