Sakamoto desu ga? (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)
From the first day of school, a new student has taken the spotlight all to himself. Everything he does is cool, cooler, and coolest! He’s so stylish in everything—studying, cleaning, eating, doing jobs, the list goes on—that he’s totally the coolest! Who is he? Well, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto.
Fusing elements of Kafka and Kubrick, Caterpillarplasty is a prescient, grotesque sci-fi satire that lifts plastic surgery to another level. A powerful and sardonic take on a social obsession with beauty that’s spiralled out of control.
Images by Keith Skretch
Sound by Ennio Morricone, “The Big Gundown”
“To create this strata-cut animation, I planed down a block of wood one layer at a time, photographing it at each pass. The painstaking process revealed a hidden life and motion in the seemingly static grain of the wood, even as the wood itself was reduced to a mound of sawdust.”