DEEP SEA'S RAINBOW (2019)
A sperm whale swallows the sun and swims toward the deep-sea. A giant squid inherits the sunshine. Thousands of squid babies are born like shining stars. Love beyond Species in the deep-sea. A rainbow appears in a moonlit night. A giant squid finishes laying eggs and bids farewell to her own life. A sperm whale feels the rhythm of the universe with the sun as usual.
Myth of the Sperm whale and the Giant squid.
To be sunk in meditation and to imagine something in mind resemble feeling to swim toward the deep-sea. There are perfect loneliness and eternal darkness without time and space. Animation work "Deep Sea's Rainbow" is a myth of the deep-sea. In other words, it is Love beyond species that is talked in Greek mythology. It is a theory of oceanic life that is not allowed for us to be present.
We know well that a sperm whale dive to the deep-sea to prey on a giant squid. It is said that the ability for diving exceeds 2,000m. In the deep-sea where there is no light, a sperm whale grasps the position of a giant squid clearly by echolocation, a giant squid catches the movement of a sperm whale with the biggest eyes in the world. These are facts supposed by the biologging study and dismantling investigation into sperm whale.
In January, 2013, the Human encountered the giant squid in the deep-sea for the first time. The kraken that is talked in science fiction has gone to darkness of the deep-sea. Our miraculous encounter was 23 minutes. Cycle of the life in the deep-sea don't stop to attract us as well as a mystery of the space.
10min.56sec. / 16:9 / Color / Stereo
Animation & Director: Makiko Sukikara
Photography & Writer: Kohei Matsumura
Music: Nobukazu Takemura
Sound Effects: Masaya Kitada
Voice: Misako Yabuuchi
Voice Recording: Kentaro Imai
Special Thanks: Yoshihiro Fujiwara (JAMSTEC)
Support: Media Arts Creators