Ball jointed love

Ball Jointed Love is a short 3D animation video made in 2013 with Blender for the Computer Graphics class. It’s a tell of two dolls, the first one made by two torsos (a male and a female one) and the second one made by two pairs of legs. Both of them are in two isolated, sad and decadent environments.

The music was composed and performed by Feeshy (my band!).

The short was projected at the ARES – Siracusa International Film&Media Festival 2013.

Subject

Two dolls are in two isolated, sad and decadent environments. The first doll is made by two torsos (a male and a female one) and the second one is made by two pairs of legs. The male and female figures are trying to hug but they keep on fail. The four legs figure is unsettled. At first those two environments seems to be rooms but are revealed as paper boxes when the two creatures are able to escape falling down. The creatures are then in a room inside a dolls’ hospital and each one is broken in two pieces. The creatures mix together their pieces making two completed male and female figure. They can now hug each other.

Visual references

Characters

The two dolls were inspired by Hans Bellmer’s photography.

Environment 1

The initial environments have the appearance of empty rooms with peeling walls, like the background walls in some Jan Saudek’s works.

Environment 2

The second environment has the appearance of a Hospital for dolls.

Atmosphere and mood

The dark atmosphere was in some way inspired by the videoclip Prison sex by Tool but with an happy ending.

 

 

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