Filed under: Art & Inspiration
This one is a bit off topic, but I’ve wanted to share this video with you guys for a while. The idea started with the series of videos I posted covering the”dying” art of craftsmanship. You remember those, right? There have been three of them so far:
1. Up There – a video covering the lost art of sign painting on the largest of scales.
2. David A. Smith – a video documenting the work of a man that has dedicated his life to ornamental glass signs.
3. We Build The Ladders By Which We Climb – I didn’t feature this one on TJJ, but I should have. Instead, I just posted it on the forum… In any case, it’s the incredible story of how a small shop in San Francisco has supplied the city’s fire ladders for over 100 years.
You’ll notice that there is a common theme amongst all three. They deal with “old world” craftsmanship that largely goes unrecognized and unrewarded (to a certain degree) in a new world. This might lead you to believe that our own generation lacks the type of resolve it takes to create this sort of art. “Technology ruined it,” you might think.
I would disagree.
“Paths Of Hate” is an animated short that is being produced in Poland by Marcin Kobylecki and 28 year-old Damian Nenow. I’ll let them tell the story:
A grey clouded sky is the setting for an ultimate combat. Two planes cut through the winter air, fly in breathtaking high-speed, reckless maneuvers above the snow- covered mountains and icy lakes. Two pilots, driven by blind fury, chase each other and thereby write cryptic messages of madness into the firmament. The eyes of the terrible rivals reflect unquestioning hate. They are ready to cross all limits of aggression. On their way into the abyss they transform into inhuman and distorted creatures, that finally become part of the history of hate.
The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It does not matter whether two people are involved or millions. What remains are only scars – bloody traces, paths of hate. “Paths of Hate” is a short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage. Falling into that abyss inevitably leads to downright destruction and extinction.
Whatever. To me, it glorious creativity and imagination combined with an undying commitment to creating something beautiful with their hands. Yes, I said “hands.”
Enjoy the trailer:
No word on when the full film will release…