Canada – A collection of interactive haikus brings poetry to short-form content.
The collection of 60-second digital artworks was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Franco-German Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne (ARTE) to ‘inspire us to see the world we live in differently’. Twelve proposals were selected from 162 entries and made into interactive shorts.
The pick of the entries is Life is Short by Florian Veltman, a digital artwork that tells the story of one man’s life in a 60-second journey from his birth to death. Facing the Nameless, by Ziv Schneider, takes a similarly downbeat theme. Using 3D software, Schneider produced masks of 12 people who died without being identified. ‘My haiku encourages you to consider the ways in which our lives are intertwined with those around us who so often go unrecognised,’ she says.
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