Full breath ahead into the final sleep. A lullaby with closed eyes for a silent decline… The latest work by the artists of The Cable Car, the short animation that won the Excellence Prize at the 13th Japan Media Arts Fesutival in 2009, Sleep features a simple style of white-on-black pencil drawing. Yet the subtle fickers expressed through hand-written delicate lines are exquisitely blended、with the sound effects, which use audio of real snoring (4 min. 4 sec.)
Born in Switzerland, 1968. Claudius has dedicated most of his life producing animation films and weird comics. Art schools in Lucerne, Kassel and Liverpool tried to contribute their best to his education. In 1995, the artist scholarship gave him the chance to spend a year in Krakow, giving him an experience of lasting impressions for his further works. At present, he lives with his family in Zurich, and is working on another promising film project called DEEP.
Born in 1965 in Winterthur, Switzerland, Frank has been living and working in Zurich since 1990. He is a father of two sons (born 1989 and 1991). Since 1990, he has been a management and program director of art house cinemas in Switzerland. Frank is Co-founder and Co-organizer of the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Schwitzerland (starting from 1995). Since 2002 he has been the director of Fantoche.
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