SHORT / EXPERIMENTAL / ANIMATED

Bees Mecanique: A Pollenizing Homage to Fernand Leger

Bees Mecanique: A Pollenizing Homage to Fernand Leger represents the beauty and some of the unknown complexities of the work of bees through experimental abstraction. Bees are a vital part of nature that continue their ordained job of collecting nectar and zooming from flower to flower. The approach to animation is a collection of still images put together to create a deliberate movement/flow with vibrant and oversaturated colors. The gestural line straddles the edge between abstraction and loose semi-representation (such as leaves, flowers, bottles). The images evoke a spirit of movement in a macro world. It is also a tribute to the formal possibilities and joy of early experimental cinema with its use of Leger’s hypnotic Le Ballet Mecanique (1924) which juxtaposes the industrial ‘ballet’ of a century ago.

UK 2020 – 4 minutes – HD Video/ 16:9 with animation

YEAR : 2020
DIRECTOR : Kaz Rahman
MUSIC : Hedi Hurban
CINEMATOGRAPHER AND EDITOR : Kaz Rahman
SHORT / EXPERIMENTAL / ANIMATED

Bees Mecanique: A Pollenizing Homage to Fernand Leger

Bees Mecanique: A Pollenizing Homage to Fernand Leger represents the beauty and some of the unknown complexities of the work of bees through experimental abstraction. Bees are a vital part of nature that continue their ordained job of collecting nectar and zooming from flower to flower. The approach to animation is a collection of still images put together to create a deliberate movement/flow with vibrant and oversaturated colors. The gestural line straddles the edge between abstraction and loose semi-representation (such as leaves, flowers, bottles). The images evoke a spirit of movement in a macro world. It is also a tribute to the formal possibilities and joy of early experimental cinema with its use of Leger’s hypnotic Le Ballet Mecanique (1924) which juxtaposes the industrial ‘ballet’ of a century ago.

UK 2020 – 4 minutes – HD Video/ 16:9 with animation

YEAR : 2020
DIRECTOR : Kaz Rahman
MUSIC : Hedi Hurban
CINEMATOGRAPHER AND EDITOR : Kaz Rahman