Celebrating the 2021 Winners | Any Instant Whatever » Michelle Brand


STUDENT Open Format


Experimental, Short film and Music videos.


The film is an experimental animation exploring our perception of time, bodies and objects, and our inability to comprehend the full motion of things. A man in a room, in a film – it is the becoming of something and simultaneously becoming in itself. Nothing is as solid as we believe.

Everything around us, including our bodies and our ‘self’ is constantly moving, changing and transforming, and yet we can only comprehend time by dividing it up into static differences, only making the before and after visible. The complete flow of transitions remains incomprehensible to us. Animation as a medium is the perfect tool to explore such philosophical ideas about time, movement and change – we seem to perceive movement through still images, yet each frame remains invisible to our eye.


Director, Animator & Sound Design: Michelle Brand
Sound Mix and Additional Sound Design: Ed Rousseau
Colouring Assistants: Jiaqi Wang, Leo Metcalf, Agata Leniartek, Paige Anderson, Jordan Brunton, Megan Earls, Liang-Hsin Huang