Kijek/Adamski: Shugo Tokumaru “Katachi”

Directors Kijek/Adamski created this lovely, lighthearted video using approximately 2,000 silhouettes extracted from PVC plates using a computer-controlled cutter. I love the balance between popping 1-frame imagery and the building sculptures, especially the repeating hand clapping motif and the way simple polygons form into a sort of dimensional waveform.

This isn’t the first time a Shugo Tokumaru track has been paired with a persistence of vision trick. Also check out the music video for Decorate by ONIONSKIN.

While the initial contemporary might seem like Javen Ivey’s My Paper Mind, the video does more of a building up of motion than a falling away. A 3D exploration of video feedback echo fun, reminiscent of Oliver Laric’s Aircondition or even Myron Krueger.

Hat tip to Yves Geleyn.

Director, Concept, Animation – Kijek/Adamski
Production – Katarzyna Rup / Ab Film Production
Cast – Artur Cetnarowski
Gaffer – Heliograf, Blitz
PVC cutting – Dawid Krzyżanowski / My-Art
Studio set – PlumArt, Marcin “Śliwa” Śliwiński, Arek Szot, Joanna Kijek
Thanks – Studio Las, Paweł Reyman