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Metamodernity // Erick Oh

Director: Erick Oh

Synopsis: One person is born out of his consciousness. He goes on a surreal internal journey to find out who he is. He awakens a butterfly in his heart, he sometimes shares his thoughts with others and observes different parts and aspects of the world. In the end of the journey full of various emotions and ups and downs, nothing but death is waiting for him. But soon he realizes that this death is the true birth and transcendence. Beautiful enchanting colors and sounds fill in his world and his true self comes out to the world. His butterfly now flies freely in his colorful sky.

Bio: Erick Oh is a Korean filmmaker / artist based in California, USA. His films have been introduced and awarded at numerous film festivals including Academy Awards, Annie Awards, Annecy Animation Festival, Zagreb Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, Anima Mundi and more. With his background in fine art in Seoul National University, Korea and film at UCLA, USA, Erick became an animator at Pixar Animation Studios from 2010 to 2016. Then Erick joined Tonko House with his fellow former Pixar artists and directed ‘PIG : The Dam Keeper Poems’ which won the Crystal Award at Annecy Animation Festival 2018. Erick is currently working on a variety of projects with his partners in film/animation, VR/AR industry and also contemporary art scene in US and South Korea.

Program: Color, Movement & Fashion VAEFF 2022

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