Julie Fliegenspan’s latest claymation is a joyfully naive clay-based visual interpretation of a (possibly) true cautionary tale. The modern-day parable tells the tale of a woman who spent all night flirting with a mystery man at a Miami rave, only to receive a phone call a few days later… from his baby mama.
“When I was in high school…” the video spells out in swirling icing lettering, “I made out with someone at a rave. Later I got a call from his baby mama. She left me these voicemails”. The animation which follows opens on a clay model of a woman in a bathtub, a red cord phone pressed to her ear, her knees drawn in close to her body. We hear a woman’s livid voice, saying “I heard everything, you were talking to my man the whole weekend”, as the bathroom becomes alive. The scene shifts into a more surreal dimension as as a second voicemail begins, this time quieter, more plaintive. “Do me a favour. Don’t talk to Jonathan. I’m telling you, he just wants to fuck, that’s it.”
Directed and animated by Julie Fliegenspan, Plur was commissioned by Borscht Corp, has already received attention at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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