Nick Cross: Perihelion

Nick Cross has been busy beavering away on his one-man feature 'Black Sunrise' for ages, so he decided to take a sneaky break and make a short film just to flex his creative muscles. 'Perihelion' is the resulting short, described by Nick as an "animated tone poem... an impression of a story...without a beginning, middle or end!"

Visually inspired by the work of a number of German painters from the early 20th Century including Otto Dix, Richard Oelze, Ingrid Griebel-Zietlow, Rudolf Schlichter, Max Ernst and Francisco Goya, 'Perihelion' is a series of looped nightmarish images reflecting the Fascism and impending war experienced by these artists, which informed their work in such a distinctive way.

Those who appreciate fine art, particularly German Expressionism and Surrealism, will enjoy spotting the numerous references to the artists mentioned above. Here are a couple of the more obvious ones...


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