“Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” Animated Poem by SALT Project

Not-for-profit production company SALT and illustrator Elena Skoreyko Wagner add a sense of meandering whimsy to American poet Marie Howe’s “Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” in this short for the virtual version of the 2020 Universe in Verse event.

Producer Maria Popova at Brain Pickings: “As a special treat for the 2020 Universe in Verse, I teamed up with SALT Project — a kindred clan of visual storytellers, who have won hearts and Emmys with their soulful shorts — to bring Marie Howe’s “Singularity” to life in a transcendent short film.

“Illustrated by paper collage artist Elena Skoreyko Wagner and featuring original music by the heroic cellist Zoë Keating, who was present at the 2018 show when “Singularity” premiered and who also composed the score for “Antidotes to Fear of Death” — the headlining miracle of a poem for the 2020 show.”
 
“Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” by Marie Howe | STASH MAGAZINE

“Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” by Marie Howe | STASH MAGAZINE

“Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” by Marie Howe | STASH MAGAZINE

“Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” by Marie Howe | STASH MAGAZINE

“Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)” by Marie Howe | STASH MAGAZINE

Production: SALT Project
Producer: Maria Popova
Director: Elizabeth Myer Boulton, Matthew Myer Boulton
Animator: Mariana Lopez
Illustrator: Elena Skoreyko Wagner
Writer/VO: Marie Howe
Original music: Zoë Keating

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