"I wanted to take something I liked and remake it. Everything is a remix. My work is a derivative of Canada's. Most of Star Wars George Lucas remade shot for shot from previous films. Kill Bill by Tarantino is pulled from ideas and characters from movies that came before it. Hunter S. Thompson retyped The Great Gatsby to feel what it was like to write a masterpiece.
Copy > Transform > Combine
Conceptually -- Theft is alluded to in the script, albeit poetically. That everyone’s tastes taste the same. And we are living in a post-postmodernist world of art where the copy of the original belongs to both the artist and the consumer. And in a way it is the responsibility of the consumer to transform their experience with the art into something new.
We need to reevaluate the idea that it is theft since the duplication of art is now so prolific and free. We are exploring the boundaries of how much of the copy is owned by the viewer."
Commissioned in 2015 for Friday Flash No.11, a developmental precursor to the Supernova Digital Animation Festival.