2012 - 6 mins

A composite portrait of the human body assembled from details captured by close-up photography of over five hundred men and women of all ages and from all over the world. The surface of the human body is revealed as it is rarely seen except in the most intimate relationships we have with our family or our lovers; a portrait of the body that is both sexy and tender, elegant and witty.

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‘People say sometimes that beauty is only superficial. That may be so. But at least it is not so superficial as thought is. To me beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible…’ (Oscar Wilde)


(6 minutes, colour, 2012, Digital stills – DCP

Produced, Directed, Animated and Edited by Paul Bush
Camera: Paul Bush
Music and Sound design: Andy Cowton
Music performed by Sianed Jones and Andy Cowton
Mixed by Thomas Gassmann

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Best Experimental Animation – 2012 Tindirindis Festival, Lithuania
Jury Diploma – 2013 Krok Animation Festival, Ukraine
Notable Achievement Award – 2013 Anilogue, Budapest
Best Experimental Animation – 2014 Monstra Festival, Lisbon
Image Forum tour 2013 (Japan)
Best of Ottawa tour 2012-2013 (Canada)
Best of Clermont Ferrand Festival tour 2013 (France and International)