In psychoanalysis an Affect is an emotion or subjectively experienced feeling.
The nine affects are: 1. Enjoyment/Joy 2. Interest/Excitement 3. Surprise/Startle 4. Anger/Rage 5. Disgust 6. Dissmell 7. Distress/Anguish 8. Fear/Terror 9. Shame/Humiliation.
This video consists of 9 individual characters which are crossbreeds of organic and synthetic elements.
Each character represent one of Tomkins Affects in no particular order.
They are bound together by different external expressions which also can be seen as a form of communication.
They are being observed by a dog named Sharik from whom the viewer see the perspective.
It is also inspired by the idea of the "wasp and the orchid" as described by Gillez Deleuze and Felix Guattari in the book ”a thousand plateaus”, and especially the concept of multiplicity and rhizome.
This video was commissioned by Japanese TV Station, Space Shower as part of their Station ID program 'Canvas 2.0' in June 2012.
It will be broadcast on their TV-channel during summer.
For full program see:
The video is also part of this years Athens Video Art Festival and Oslo Screen Festival.
music by Christ - Pidgeon.parallax sounds
thanks to Chris Horne and Takuya Koyama
Tools used are:
3D studio Max 2011.
Syntheyes motion tracking
After Effects CS5Premiere CS5
Only light source are an HDRI-image taken at the spot.(see picture below)