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POTA TSENG – Musk

The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it…
The musk is in the deer,
but it seeks it not within itself: it wanders in quest of grass.

Habir

POTA TSENG: Musk - MPEG-4 clip
I run as a musk-deer runs
in the shadow of the forest
mad with his own perfume.
The night is the night of mid-May,
the breeze is the breeze of the south.
I lose my way and I wander,
I seek what I cannot get,
I get what I do not seek.

From my heart comes out and dances
the image of my own desire.
The gleaming vision flits on.
I try to clasp it firmly,
it eludes me and leads me astray.
I seek what I cannot get,
I get what I do not seek.

Based on this poem by Rabindranath Tagore (number 15 from The Gardener) is this short movie, where we, as the deer, long for what is out of our reach. Or maybe just for some greener grass.

Musk (AKA Scent) has been directed and animated by Pota Tseng, his graduate thesis at the School of Visual Arts. He is now working at yU+co after six months at Psyop.

Music: Fratres by Arvo Pärt and Leonardo Dreams by Edgar Grana.

Corro come un cervo muschiato corre
nell’ombra della foresta
ebbro del suo stesso profumo.
La notte è una notte di maggio,
la brezza è una brezza del sud.
Mi svio e vago smarrito,
Cerco quel che non posso ottenere,
Ottengo quel che non sto cercando.

Dal mio cuore fuoriesce danzando
l’immagine del mio anelito.
La visione sfolgorante vola via.
Provo a ghermirla con fermezza,
mi sfugge, e smarrisco la strada.
Cerco quel che non posso ottenere,
Ottengo quel che non sto cercando.

Basato su questo poema di Rabindranath Tagore (numero 15 da Il giardiniere) questo corto animato ci fa agognare, come il cervo, per qualcosa aldilà della nostra portata. O forse per un po’ di erba più verde.

Musk (alias Scent) è stato diretto ed animato da Pota Tseng, sua tesi di laurea presso la School of Visual Arts. Adesso lavora presso yU+co dopo sei mesi presso Psyop.

Music: Fratres di Arvo Pärt e Leonardo Dreams di Edgar Grana.

© 2008
POTA TSENG - Musk

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WATCH: Guarda Musk in finestra.

LINK: Visita Pota Tseng.

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{ 5 } Comments

  1. Anonymous | 2 October 2008 at 09:57 | Permalink

    Magnificent!

    Thanx,

    T.

  2. DeK - Delirium et Kaos | 2 October 2008 at 10:24 | Permalink

    Hey T.

    If you happen to find a good source for the Street Fighter 4 Anime trailers, drop a link.

    I tried both the version on GameTrailers and the Flash ones on the official website, but I can’t manage to keep audio and video in sync (And the other versions are crappy.) Gotta learn how to deal with this clips with variable bitrate, they’re becoming the norm.

  3. DeK - Delirium et Kaos | 2 October 2008 at 10:25 | Permalink

    ERRATA:

    clips with variable frame rate

  4. Anonymous | 2 October 2008 at 12:30 | Permalink

    Hey Dek!

    The only trailers I coulf find were
    http://www.gametrailers.com/download/40579/t_sfiv_animeaftermath_english_v2.wmv

    and
    http://www.gametrailers.com/download/35814/t_sf4_gttvexcl_anime_toph76_gt.wmv

    But I guess you already have them…

    As I pretty much disliked these 2 animes, I didn't search for more when I first watched them.

    Now, what you really gotta do is go there:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=street+fighter+the+later+years&search_type=&aq=8&oq=street+fighter

    It's called STREET FIGHTER-The Later Years … and it's funny AS HELL!

    So many references and puns that it's quite impossible to describe it to you!

    You have 9 episodes total and you MUST watch them one after the other, in order to have a coherent story.

    If you don't already know this, trust me = you'll laugh out loud!

    Ciao,
    T.

  5. DeK - Delirium et Kaos | 3 October 2008 at 03:32 | Permalink

    Thanks!

    Yes, the second trailer was just a pile of cliches, both visually and storywise, but I’d like to have them for my archives.

    The Later Years was posted on MilkandCookies some time ago. Watched and enjoyed :)

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