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    Keawalee Warutkomain

  • Animation
  • MA
  • The Last Visit
  • Tutor: Aggie Pak Yee Lee
  • Stop-frame charcoal animation on books, with hands, dry leaves, photographs, and also other drawing materials
  • 1920x1080 / 15 minutes
Title of the film and the journey’s starting point: The Last Visit
The title of the film is derived from the book’s title ‘küla’.
With a playful twist to match ‘the last visit of the Soul’.
Animation exploration with books; the loop, the flipping page, and the rhythm.

I search outwardly and inwardly, for the trace of your last visit.
Then, In that place, you have never been.
Now, in the place you have always been.
But this silence…is too loud.

‘What defines the existence of something?’

My interaction with photographs and memories of her
[ I / You / Her ] different pronouns, different points of reference
Wishing you were here. Estonia – Thailand
Collapsing, the inevitable

This film consisted of explorations about ‘life-death’ through a different lens; from Science to Philosophy, from West to East, from Absence to Presence, and from using animation to revive her to accept the impermanence of life. The Last Visit is a journey of my bereavement during the course of five years. Using books to create a poetic memoir about ‘her’ and my ‘in-between’ self.

Exploring book physicality and its interaction with the drawing and the creator’s hand, all with an ontological question towards ‘animation’ in mind.