Monday, August 17, 2009

Kseniya Simonova, the winner of Ukraine's got talent, has become a phenomenon by telling stories through sand animation.

Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman's face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping widow morphs into an obelisk for an unknown soldier. Simonova looks like some vengeful Old Testament deity as she destroys then recreates her scenes - with deft strokes, sprinkles and sweeps she keeps the narrative going. She moves the judges to tears as she subtitles the final scene "you are always near".

1 comment:

lari38 said...

Very nice transition at 4:41
Thanks for this!.