2012 | USA | Short

Simple Machines

  • English 8 mins
  • Director | H. Paul Moon
  • Writer | H. Paul Moon
  • Producer | H. Paul Moon

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In the first half of the 20th Century, a massive diesel engine in Copenhagen, Denmark was the world's largest. Still preserved and working, it fires up monthly. 'Simple Machines,' as a short visual study, takes this occasion to explore the notion of human machinery: not just what we create, but circling back to the systems inside us, before us, and beyond us. 'Simple Machines' also lays homage to communication in culture, especially our printing machines that so recently and vastly accelerated civilization. R. Luke DuBois' electronic score, much like his visual work, combines programming process and creative inspiration into an evocative, motoric result that is at once organic and digital.

Machine engine machinery system printing civilization organic digital programming process motoric