This interspace has been omitted due to the rectilinear motion between the two points. Could people be liberated from the obsession of unidirectional movement and speed, if a new perspective is formed by visually converting the direction of spaces with intense unidirectional propensity?
While we constantly move rectilinearly, the space from the side; the interspace, could inhabit naturally travelling sideways.
6 questions with Diversion director, Hyunmin Lee at the half-way mark.
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
1Hi Hyunmin! Thanks for being a part of our festival. First what was the initial seed that inspired you to make this film? During my student days, I was very anxious. I always ran. One day, running through the hallway to go work, one thought came to my mind : “ What I have thought in this hallway?” There was nothing but the destination. People are no different. People, consumed by the aim to reach the ending point, proceed rectilinearly. I wanted people ,including myself, to be liberated from the obsession of unidirectional movement and speed.
2What do you love about animation? What does animation do that live action can't? I can express what I want more precisely in animation. Every single thing should be created to make one scene. It takes a lot of time and effort, but it is glamorous work making my own world by myself.
3What's the film that made you want to become a filmmaker? I love Michel Gondry’s works. (Especially, old music videos) His works have dreamy mood but clear messages. I was almost shocked when I watched his film for “Sugar Water”
4This is a pretty experimental film. What is it about experimental film that you enjoy and why do you think experimental films are necessary? I always think about the method to deliver my thought and emotion. If the way is suitable, it doesn’t matter if it is typical or experimental. To find more appropriate media for film, I sometimes combine them, or get a idea from old time technologies. Focusing on the idea makes creative works.
5Can you explain what drew you to the fish imagery? My works is related to the people’s sight. Usually, human eyes are consist with the way of moving. Narrow view make mind more hasty. Fish, however, moves forward with the eyes on their sides. Generally, fish are recognized from its profiles. It is more natural to visualize fish moving in the intersectional direction of people’s line of sight. While we constantly move rectilinearly, the space from the side; the interspace, could inhabit naturally travelling sideways.
6What's next? I'm preparing something geometric but emotional work.
About the Interviewer: Ben Hicks
Ben Hicks is a writer/director and co-founder of Fandependent Films. Ben is currently working on making Fandependent Films awesome and is finishing up his first feature film entitled Kids Go Free to Fun Fun Time which was selected for the 2017 IFP Narrative Lab.
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