Moving Image Design
Zohar Dvir is a London based animation director and visual artist, passionate about innovative storytelling. Her work focuses on philosophical-cultural themes using surrealism and humour.
Mercury’s Retrograde (2020)
Intergalactic Love Story: Part 1 (2019)
We Are Future Shock (2019)
2017 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Winner in the field of Visual Communication Design
2020 Lago Film Fest Intergalactic Love Story: Part 1
2020 Vienna Shorts Film festival Intergalactic Love Story: Part 1
2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival We Are Future Shock
2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival We Are Future Shock
2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival We Are Future Shock
2019 Pictoplasma Berlin We Are Future Shock
2019 Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival We Are Future Shock
2019 Barbican Centre Future Fest Late: Future of Storytelling - PreGenesis
2019 V&A Museum of Childhood Festival of play - Augmented Reality Play
2019 Sonar+D Chair Quartet
2019 IRCAM Centre Pompidou Paris Chair Quartet
2019 London Light: Late Light Oasis
2018 Jerusalem Design Week Flag
In an overwhelming and chaotic world it seems like the only way to live through it is disconnecting ourselves emotionally. We are lost, detached, and we have replaced our intuition and inner truth with external sources that give us the sense and order: Are you having an anxiety attack? It’s probably because Mercury is in retrograde. Afraid of leaving your house and catching Coronavirus? It’s because your moon is in cancer. Tarot readings, psychics, acupuncture, rituals - there are so many places we can go to when we seek answers. We got to the point that we can’t make any decisions, and we don’t trust ourselves anymore.
Mercury's Retrograde is an inner dialogue about seeking answers, presented in a comic and lighthearted way, concealing a deeper, tragic truth of our generation.
The self: The centre of personality
The shadow: "Helplessness and weakness are the eternal experience and the eternal problem of mankind"
Animus: "It is just the most unexpected, the most terrifying chaotic things which reveal a deeper meaning"
The Mother: "The loving and terrible mother"
• The Shadow is the negative or inferior side of the personality, which includes animal tendencies inherited from pre-human ancestors.
• The Anima represents the feminine in man, and the Animus is the comparable counterpart in the female psyche.
• The Mother is the source of all life and nurture. This archetype includes different manifestations: Mother Earth, Divine Mother, deep water, womb, a vessel. The sea, the moon etc.
• The Child represents the original or childlike condition in the life of the individual. It also signifies the potentiality of future personality development and self-realization.
•The Wise Old Man is the archetype of meaning, spirit and authority.
The Child: "Smaller than small and bigger than big"
The Wise Old Woman: "Pre-existent meaning hidden in the chaos of life"
To match the dreamy feel of the narrative I used both 3D and 2D animation. The structured nature of the 3D models combined with the freedom and warmth of the 2D animation results in a surreal and fantastic aesthetic, which correlates the initial artistic intention.