DESPAIR! | Nikole Hidalgo McGregor| Canada, 2017| Animation, 3| no dialogue
Despair is a multi-technique animation that circles ideas of access to abortion through imagery. This project has been inspired by the current situation of women in Peru, where abortions are illegal even in cases of rape; and the United States today, facing a government that is openly against abortion. This short animation is a mixture of 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation composed into a single thematic video that contains audio samples of male politicians and public figures from the USA and Peru denying women’s ownership over their bodies. It makes use of a non-narrative space and is guided by easy to recognize visual analogies.