Julia Pott (Hornet) has struck again. “The Event” is an apocalyptic love story based on a Tom Chivers poem by the same name.
As in “Belly,” previously posted on Motionographer, “The Event” manages to conjure painfully tender moments from surreal circumstances, a skill that is quickly becoming Ms. Pott’s hallmark. (In that way, her work reminds me of David O’Reilly.)
Julia’s mixed media usage is also noteworthy. She uses live action footage as much for its textural qualities as for its narrative importance. While the footage in “Belly” felt collaged into place, the ocean footage in “The Event” interacts more with cel animated elements and represents a borderline between life and death, order and chaos.
“The Event” is part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series and was conceived and produced by Carrie Thomas.