UK / Duration 3m / 2012
Deep inside the World-machine a glitch triggers a terminal malfunction. Time passes and an interplanetary scientist materialises on Earth to collect samples of ‘Ylem’ from the dead planet. Returning to the laboratory on her home planet she creates a small and perfect facsimile of the world, but the experiment is ultimately flawed.
Jo Lawrence, a new media artist, is currently an animation director at Picasso Pictures. Originally interested in line-drawn illustration, her work has developed to encompass collage, puppets and stop-frame animation. Jo was Artist in Residence at the V&A in summer 2008.
Ylem is an Animate Projects production in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4.