Aquatic Fantastical Organic

Aquatic Fantastical Organic is an animation exploring the physical sensation of touch and its relation to other senses. Combining biomorphic elements and details of the human body, the animation blurs the limits of the body and its surroundings and inhabits the threshold of exterior and interior. The film reveals the hidden processes and phenomena happening in the chain of sensations and emotions that physical touch, or the idea of it, triggers. Aquatic Fantastical Organic questions notions of subjectivity, individuality and the idea of who and what is sensing and being sensed.

  • Emma Johansson
  • Emma Johansson
  • Emma Johansson
  • Emma Johansson
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    3 minutes
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    April 30, 2021
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    Yes - Aalto University
Director Biography - Emma Johansson

Emma Johansson is an animator based in Helsinki, Finland. She works with 2D animation, combining it with stop motion and live action material, but always with drawing as the central technique. The magic and absurdity of reality, humour and sensuality are often the underlying themes of her work.

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Director Statement

Aquatic Fantastical Organic is an animation in which sound and materiality are central. It aims at depicting internal bodily sensations related to the sense of touch. The film is an exploration of what these invisible internal sensations might look and sound like. The voice over lends its structure from guided relaxation techniques, guiding the viewer on a tour through an organic body that might be microscopic or colossal, familiar or alien.