Pota Tseng: “Musk”

For this graduate thesis at SVA, Pota Tseng (currently at yU+co) took inspiration from a 1913 poem entitled The Gardener by Bengali artist and Brahmo spiritualist Rabindranath Tagore.

The short film is full of beautiful lighting and a painterly softness that befits its naturalistic themes. The mystical narrative is full of moments that give fleeting glimpses of transcendence instead of laying bare the truth after which the musk-deer hunts. This is probably related to the poem’s lines:

I seek what I cannot get,
I get
what I do not seek.

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Justin Cone

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Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.

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