Recently HBO commissioned Studio Showoff for the backstory of how Damon Lindelof became interested in the creation of the re-imagined series and I felt that this animation itself is another piece of incredible work.
I remember seeing Leon Bridges on the cover of The Great Discontent magazine a few years ago but never really got around to listening to his songs. There have been so many tragedies lately and I feel lucky to have chanced upon this beautiful song today.
“Thirteen year old Julija returns to the island on which she was born desperate to reconnect with her best friend, Ana. But Ana is in love with a boy and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana’s mounting rejection re-ignites Julija’s wounds and family history, awakening the monster of violence she thought she’s left behind.”
“Together with the Gothenburg Opera Dance company we investigated social rituals, such as greeting, dinner, dancing and mating rituals. We picked them apart piece by piece and we used the pieces to build our own social rituals, that resembled the original ones but were slightly absurd.”