Destruct

2006, Video, 2:20 min

The drawings on which this animated film is based are exceptionally complex for the genre and based on reportage photographs. The video deliberately avoids making a definitive statement in relation to the images shown. The film does not develop a narrative plot: metamorphosing drawings break down into lineaments from a depicted object outwards before reforming as new visual content. The transformation of the images into drawings then becomes a stocktaking exercise that blurs identities and pushes these visuals into a disturbing mediated distance that is hard to grasp.

 

Aline Helmcke was born in Berlin. She studied Fine Art and Animation in Berlin and London. She lives in Berlin and Leipzig and in addition to her work as a visual artist also works as an animation professional in teaching, currently at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Her films have been shown at numerous international festivals.