Gillian Charlie Cole
classical animation, Adobe Photoshop / 1:49 minutes
Since the dawn of existence every living thing has experienced an instinctive need to eat. Humankind is driven by its id to compulsively consume; in this sense we are machines. In the conquest of success we are confronted with our own hedonism. As Darwin demonstrated in his theory of natural selection, humans are not separate from other animals. To eat is to indulge and to reinforce total control over what is being ingested. Through shifting dreamlike metaphors, characters can be seen as predators, victims, or both. The protagonist is in the act of “devouring,” and each character embodies the protagonist.