Private Project


Exploring an abstract visual concept of remembering, ‘salient’ features permanent marker and ink animation that uncovers and connects childhood memories previously faded into obscurity.

  • Yasmine Aarts
  • Jim Dermois
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Analog, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 9, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - HKU
  • UNIFEST Linea D'Ombra
    November 14, 2023
    European Premiere
  • PIAFF Paris International Animation Film Festival
    January 17, 2024
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Yasmine Aarts

Dutch animation student Yasmine Aarts (2001) breathes new life into animation by eagerly exploring the medium in a playful manner. Her work is characterized by its whimsicality and graphic elements.

Yasmine is fascinated by texture, movement and unconventional design. Constantly navigating between art styles and mediums, it is safe to say versatility is her strong suit.

Her curiosity towards visual poetry and style have sparked great interests in experimental animation, VJing and (art) direction.

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Director Statement

After receiving over 1TB of videos and photo's taken during my childhood from my parents, this film was made to capture the feeling of nostalgia I got while reminiscing.
I had forgotten about most of the things that were shown to me. The video's brought back my childhood piece by piece. The abstraction in the film is a representation of what it felt like to bring back the memories that were tucked far away in my brain.
My goal with this film was to use the inspiration I took from home-videos to spark a feeling of relatability and nostalgia in the viewer.