24 July 2012

The Future Forms of Life

“People say that if you truly believe, if you live in your own dream, that it is written in your face.” So begins this intriguing short film by David Lance.  It is based on the kinetic sculptures by Theo Jansen, the guy with a strange knack for both physics and art. Here, thanks to Lance’s incredible use of CGI they come to life and ask us a question. What if one day our dreams go too far?

This is an extraordinary piece of film, made more so in my opinion by the fact that we are left to draw our own conclusions. Were this particular dream to become a reality over the next week or two, however, and I think those guns placed on top of London’s tower block will not be trained at the sky for long.