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Ten Degrees of Strange

Lynn Tomlinson
USA | 2021 | 4’29 | v.o. sott. ITA

Trying to outrun anxiety, seeking joy and strength in landscape and movement. “Ten Degrees of Strange” is a music video based on a song by Robert Macfarlane and Johnny Flynn, from the album Lost in the Cedar Wood, directed and animated by Lynn Tomlinson. Taking inspiration from The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient story written on clay tablets, and responding to the strangeness of the global pandemic, this story of loss and hope in nature is told through colourful, shifting, changing, morphing clay on glass animation.

Direction: Lynn Tomlinson
Animation: Lynn Tomlinson
Music: Robert Macfarlane, Johnny Flynn
Production: Craig Saper

Lynn Tomlinson

Lynn Tomlinson is an artist and award-winning director of animated short films. She animates moving clay paintings that transform and shift perspectives. Her work explores environmental themes, often imagining how non-human beings might view humanity’s impact. Her work has screened around the world, from Ann Arbor to Annecy, Hiroshima to Hollywood.