kinda akash, Longing For Home (Wherever That May Be) 1080x1920 px animation, 15 seconds
Inspired by natural migratory patterns, this vertical short is an abstract meditation on my family's diasporic movements. It explores a flocking movement within a vertical frame – traveling particles through various cities identified by their coordinates.
Typography with a strong vertical emphasis is revealed through the upwardly travelling particle system. Personal field recordings of a subway oud player provide a crescendoing soundscape.
I was one of fifteen artists, photographers, illustrators, animators and directors from across the globe invited to produce a 15-second vertical video of animation for Facebook’s Creative Shop.