Motion Punk’s “A(n)ti” Dance Trailer Doubles as a Tribute to the Women of Iran

Thanos Kagkalos (aka Motion Punk), 3D artist/motion design director in Athens: “A(n)ti was created as a promotional trailer for a Greek dance performance based on Sophocles’ play Antigone.

“Antigone was a tragic figure in Greek mythology who attempted to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices against king Creon’s orders: Polynices was not to be buried or even mourned.

“When she was brought before the king, she claimed with courage the superiority of the divine over human law. Creon orders Antigone buried alive in a tomb. Although Creon has a change of heart and tries to release Antigone, he finds she has hanged herself.

“This small project comes in a non-traditional form with a lot of mograph elements but at the same time stays consistent with the mood and the concept of the original play. It describes our hero’s journey in a nonlinear fashion using playful but elegant design language to bring tension and discomfort.
 

“The spark was an Iranian girl called Mahsa Amini. She was beaten to death by the Iranian morality police for not wearing a hijab. Part of her hair was not covered properly.”

 
“Antigone is a feminine symbol of resistance, freedom, and democracy. In today’s world, Antigone’s struggle for free will and female rights comes in parallel with the injustice that many countries are facing as we speak.

“I worked on the visuals/execution during the last weeks of September 2022 – the same time as some of the more widespread protests in Iran took place.

“The spark was an Iranian girl called Mahsa Amini. She was beaten to death by the Iranian morality police for not wearing a hijab in accordance with government standards. Part of her hair was not covered properly.

“We want to dedicate this work to the brave women of Iran that are fighting for their dignity and equality.”
 
Motion Punk Anti Dance Trailer | STASH MAGAZINE

Motion Punk Anti Dance Trailer | STASH MAGAZINE

Motion Punk Anti Dance Trailer | STASH MAGAZINE

Motion Punk Anti Dance Trailer | STASH MAGAZINE

Motion Punk Anti Dance Trailer | STASH MAGAZINE
 
Director/animator: Thanos Kagkalos

Music: Ted Regklis

Special thanks: Stavros Karagiannis, You Zhang, Miki Nemcek

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