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A chilling dance of secrecy and cover-up in the arms industry.
4/5

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Sven Windszus’ three-minute silent animation masterfully delves into the pervasive culture of secrecy and confidentiality within the arms industry. The film unfolds around the haunting image of an empty assault rifle case, becoming a profound metaphor for the concealment of grim truths. Within this symbolic space, miniature cleaners diligently work to erase the traces of blood seeping into the case, only to be met with a disheartening recurrence of the macabre fluid.

The continuous loop of cleaning and subsequent reappearance of blood serves as a powerful visual narrative, vividly illustrating the inescapable cycle of secrecy and cover-up within the arms trade. Windszus demonstrates exceptional animative craftsmanship, utilizing each frame to evoke a sense of poignancy and reflection. The film is a testament to the artist’s symbolic approach, effectively conveying a profound message about the consequences of hidden truths in the arms industry.

Despite its experimental nature, the film succeeds in delivering its impactful message, making it an uneasy yet compelling watch. Windszus deserves acclaim for his ability to tackle a weighty subject through a potent combination of visual storytelling and symbolism. The addition of music further enriches the film, contributing to its overall dark tone and amplifying the emotional impact of this thought-provoking exploration into the shadows of secrecy.

Brief Synopsis

Addresses the issue of “white washing” of militarism and arms companies in terms of transparency in the use of weapons and their consequences. The fundamental question here is not whether or not the production and consequently also the use of weapons is reasonable or morally justifiable, but rather the phenomenon of secrecy and confidentiality is highlighted.

Perhaps there is no other industrial sector that discloses so little information about the sale of its products as the arms industry. This means that very little information is known about the destruction and its consequences.

’24/7′ follows the approach of changing perspectives. The weapon is not portrayed as an object, but rather the empty weapon case is at the centre. There is an empty space where a machine gun originally lay, reminiscent at first of a light table. The foam cut-out of the weapon sets a spatial boundary, the interior of the case becomes a stage.

The viewer sees blood penetrating the case from all sides. There is a group of people constantly trying to clean the surface, more and more “personnel” are needed to clean the floor. The lighting goes out at the end of the animation and the animation starts again. ’24/7′ never ends, the work is designed as a loop

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Credits

Director(s): Sven Windszus
Writer(s): Sven Windszus
Cast:
Producer(s): Sven Windszus
Director of Photography: Sven Windszus
Animation: Alex Bootz,Can Erduman,Sven Windszus

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Runtime: 3 min

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24/7

A chilling dance of secrecy and cover-up in the arms industry.
4/5

Review

Sven Windszus’ three-minute silent animation masterfully delves into the pervasive culture of secrecy and confidentiality within the arms industry. The film unfolds around the haunting image of an empty assault rifle case, becoming a profound metaphor for the concealment of grim truths. Within this symbolic space, miniature cleaners diligently work to erase the traces of blood seeping into the case, only to be met with a disheartening recurrence of the macabre fluid.

The continuous loop of cleaning and subsequent reappearance of blood serves as a powerful visual narrative, vividly illustrating the inescapable cycle of secrecy and cover-up within the arms trade. Windszus demonstrates exceptional animative craftsmanship, utilizing each frame to evoke a sense of poignancy and reflection. The film is a testament to the artist’s symbolic approach, effectively conveying a profound message about the consequences of hidden truths in the arms industry.

Despite its experimental nature, the film succeeds in delivering its impactful message, making it an uneasy yet compelling watch. Windszus deserves acclaim for his ability to tackle a weighty subject through a potent combination of visual storytelling and symbolism. The addition of music further enriches the film, contributing to its overall dark tone and amplifying the emotional impact of this thought-provoking exploration into the shadows of secrecy.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Addresses the issue of “white washing” of militarism and arms companies in terms of transparency in the use of weapons and their consequences. The fundamental question here is not whether or not the production and consequently also the use of weapons is reasonable or morally justifiable, but rather the phenomenon of secrecy and confidentiality is highlighted.

Perhaps there is no other industrial sector that discloses so little information about the sale of its products as the arms industry. This means that very little information is known about the destruction and its consequences.

’24/7′ follows the approach of changing perspectives. The weapon is not portrayed as an object, but rather the empty weapon case is at the centre. There is an empty space where a machine gun originally lay, reminiscent at first of a light table. The foam cut-out of the weapon sets a spatial boundary, the interior of the case becomes a stage.

The viewer sees blood penetrating the case from all sides. There is a group of people constantly trying to clean the surface, more and more “personnel” are needed to clean the floor. The lighting goes out at the end of the animation and the animation starts again. ’24/7′ never ends, the work is designed as a loop

24 7 Short Animation Film

Credits

Director(s): Sven Windszus
Writer(s): Sven Windszus
Cast:
Producer(s): Sven Windszus
Director of Photography: Sven Windszus
Animation: Alex Bootz, Can Erduman, Sven Windszus

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Subjects: ,
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Runtime: 3 min
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