SIDE EVENTS | EXHIBITIONS
PAUL DRIESSEN: THE ORIGIN OF SOUND
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
12/05 – 12/06
1) Storyboards of The Origin of Sound
Each one of the 22 storyboards represents a very short animated and independent segment of the film’s scenario about a pixilated God-like Sound-editor who makes his two subordinate puppet-characters act out some bizarre situations.
Since the Sound-editor has created a Visual world, but Sound doesn’t exist yet, he extracts the sound-effects he needs from his collection of short animated cartoons to accompany the actions of his puppet-characters.Most of the sound effects are of a somewhat disgusting character, illustrating the rather primitive actions of the two protagonists.
The film The Origin of Sound will be shown during the Masterclass of Paul Driessen.
2) Storyboards of The Origin of Sound
The soundtracks of the animated cartoons depicted in these storyboards provide the sound-effects for the ‘live action’ part of the film.
The sound-effects the Creator needs to accompany his puppet-character’s moves are often of a slightly disgusting nature: the sitting down on a leather cushion; the dripping of slimy porridge; the slap of a hand against a meaty object, hence this choice of some unappetizing cartoon imagery.
Paul Driessen (1940, The Netherlands) is an artist, animation director and professor. He has won over 70 international awards for his work, and 3 Misses (2000) earned him an Oscar nomination. ASIFA Hollywood awarded him with the Annie Award, ASIFA International (1994) and Animafest Zagreb (2002) with Lifetime Achievement Awards.