The rudimentary miracle of the existence of one’s memories is sardonic. Memories be-speckle one’s reality with a frozen variegation that holds the power to draw mourners out of their grief. Like gravity they, also, hold the authority to pull them back into it. Emancipation, however, is an arduous journey rarely tackled consciously. Regardless, London-based animator Emanuele Kabu, has bravely rescued his memories to his present, to set them free for his future.
Emanuele Kabu’s idiosyncratic talent is unique and empirical. The London-based animator cruises through a strenuous journey to make, adjust and process abstract forms to define his films with a personal touch. Infinite Lust, his recently processed animation, is a personification of post break-up nostalgia.
Kabu found himself wandering into the realm where he kept memories from his past relationships and his present association, alive. It was then that he realized that he had fallen prey to a pattern. A pattern where he allowed himself to fall in love too easily, and too fast.
Kabu’s illustrations have been beautifully rendered with a poetic lexicon by a close friend of his, writer Faye Fornasier. “We” in this case, refers to the significant others Kabu reflects on in each frame of the film, where he claims to have ‘frozen’ his musings and his memories with his favorite color-black. This short film is an animated narrative reflecting on his quest for freedom from his past. It unveils the pensive sadness that pinches, when losses assault one’s reality.
By: Aleeshba Saigol