The short animation consists of more than 1000 engravings from the 19th century Permanent life (above) is a “meditation on the subject/object dualism” that explores “the idea that we live in a world of objects and the world of objects lives in us.” Created by Conner Griffith, an LA-based experimental filmmaker who enjoys working “with collections to explore the universal stories that can emerge from visual choreography and the relationship between sound and image.” For anyone interested, Griffith has made the 1,400 images used here available in a Google Drive document. You can find more of his short films on Vimeo.
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