The straight line belongs to Man. The curved line belongs to God
- Antoni Gaudí
Antithesis is an animation/custom software aimed at describing the confronting but coherent relationship between man and nature. In Antithesis, ever-evolving abstract metal forms in response to the music along an endless wood landscape.
Taking the track ‘Disintegration’ from Ryuitchi Sakamoto’s incredible ‘Async’, which incorporates a severely damaged grand piano as an essential part of the album. The piano was found in the aftermath of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it implies Sakamoto’s view about the ephemerality of life when confronting nature, as he said, “here we had modern civilisation, our science, our technology. But everything is so fragile.”
Sharing the same view with Sakamoto, Antithesis tries to imply the relationship between human civilization and nature with straight and curved lines, inorganic and organic materials, metal and wood. At the same time, human is continuing to make ineradicable marks on the environment under the mercy of nature, but, how long could it last?