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12th(2010)



The 16th Book of Metamorphoses

SONG Sanghee

  • Korea
  • 2008
  • 14min
  • DV6mmdigital, DV
  • color
  • Animation

Hermès Foundation Missulsang 2008
 

 

This film is a drawing animation imagining the next chapter of Metamorphoses, by Ovidius. This film describes the pure and genuine love of various creatures including the ameba Kora in the shape of a human, the dinosaur Plesiosaurus, and the Leviathan (the origin of the whale), which were all born in the beginning of the world. The director delivers a warning message that nature will lash back at humans as it is destroyed by the ugly greed of human beings for the oil resources from her unique point of view.


 

 

The director writes the 16th book following the 15th book of 『Metamorphoses』written by Ovidius, which is an epic on the formation and transition of space and on metamorphoses of legendary people. This animation was done in pencil and talks about the end of the earth brought on by the exploitation of nature and the environment by mankind, while at the same time dealing with the sincere love story between ‘kora’, an amoeba that has evolved over billions of years into the shape of a human, ‘Plesiosaurus’, a dinosaur, and ‘Leviathan’, a whale. This film is a rare work that acknowledges the earth as life forms with billions of years of history while also discussing political and economic dynamics around oil through the sad love story of completely differently life forms. (CHO Hye-young)

Director

  • SONG SangheeSONG Sanghee

    Born in 1970, Seoul. Graduated from Ewha Womens University, majored in Fine Art. She held six times private exhibitions in Japan, the Netherlands, etc. The 16th Book of Metamorphoses won the Hermès Foundation Missulsang in 2008. Since 2004, she got twenty six times group exhibitions in Korea, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Brazil, China, Chile, Chile, US, Austria, Mexico and the Netherlands.

Credit

  • Screenwriter SONG Sanghee
  • Art director LEE Jonghyuk
  • Sound RYU Hankil