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An exploration of evolution, diversity and biological structures in animal forms. The mechanisms of Darwinian Evolution are told through morphing handdrawn sketches – the tinkering of natural living forms by mutation and genetically directed development, yielding the warping and experimentation of morphology.

In collaboration with London-based electronic artist Max Cooper this animated music video is part of the »Emergence« story – an audio-visual project about natural laws and processes, their inherent beauty, and their action to yield the universe, us and the world we live in.

  • Sabine Volkert
  • Max Cooper
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Science, Evolution, Music, Abstract, 2D
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,400 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Sabine Volkert

Sabine Volkert is an animator, illustrator and designer from Germany with roots in Taiwan. Since 2016 she is based mostly in London (UK), while frequently travelling back to Germany.

While studying Communication Design (B.A.) at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences she found herself gradually shifting towards moving pictures until 2D animation became her main focus upon graduation in 2015. Both during her studies and setting out into the professional realm she had amazing opportunities to learn from and work with UBER Eck, MUSCLEBEAVER and Moth.

As a freelance artist she has since been working independently as well as part of teams on award-winning productions ranging from commercials to independent film projects.

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Director Statement

For Max‘s beautiful track Organa I grounded the video‘s visual concept and stylistic choices in its thematic background, while leaving a lot of room for experimentation throughout the entire process.

Following only a set of rules for the standalone animation chains and a rough overall structure, everything was pieced together gradually, evolving into the final compositions guided by the musical cues as everything unfolds over time.