Humble presents Homunculus, the first of an annual series of experimental films by their directing collaborative, Hydra.
Whom you might know from this Muse video:
Homunculus was conceived of and directed by Sam Stephens.
Taking its title from the Latin word for “Little Human”, the piece is an associative mashup between the two concepts behind the word:
1. The first being middle-age alchemical beliefs that “little men” could be spontaneous generated from dead or decaying matter.
2.The second being Carl Jung‘s usage as a personification of pure id.
These ideas, combined with our love of Dutch still life’s “beautiful decay,” sowed the seeds for this unique little monster of a film.
Hydra assembled an still-life spread and sealed it off in a 6×6 foot plexiglass box. Then they shot a frame every 5 minutes for 11 days of it decaying.
With a 12-tone score by Koven Smith.