I was commissioned to make this lantern for a show in the Edinburgh Fringe festival and couldn't resist the opportunity to create a stop motion based around the making of. This would not have been possible without my very good friend and constant crafting companion, Sarah (freetobe), who sacrificed an (admittedly wine-soaked) evening to help film. She also solved all the technical hitches that cropped up along the way as I tried to figure out what the hell I was doing. And a huge big thank you to missamerica for writing such a perfect little ditty for this.
It is my very first stop motion and it shows but the overall effect is one of which I'm very proud. Hope you enjoy!
500 years ago, you were fucking with God. You were poking your nose into the pre-ordained realm that he had so harmoniously set into motion. You were foregoing the natural order that was perfected in the union of man and wife. And you were burned at the stake for it. Or beheaded.
150 years ago, you were fucking with civilised society. You were throwing a nasty little wrench into the works of etiquette and propriety. And you were named and shamed as a cuckolder and probably banged up in a mental ward for being ‘inconstant’ or...