The Transmergence of Jacolby
Narratives Lab 2018 at Parsons Paris. Instructor : Raphaël Bastide
The Transmergence of Jacolby by Nicholas Evans attempts to show what goes on in our mind and decision making. It takes inspiration from Lucian Freud’s psychological studies on the unconscious and the conscious. The film exaggerates the possible battle between the conscious that would appeal more to the world and the unconscious that would be composed of the true motives and desires that the world would not accept. The film is broken into frames that contain 2 to 3 frames each: One the unconscious, one the Conscious, and the much bigger frame representing the character Jacolby. Each character has a specific style where the conscious and Jacolby have similar styles to reflect how one can be obsessed with fitting into the world. While the unconscious is tiger like and raw at some point to hand drawn rather than computer drawn or pixels. Animalistic comes from Freud’s theory of the unconscious is the animal like side to us. Majority of the film’s medium consist of animated gifs. Goes through the normal day then the second day is when Jacolby has what Freud called “slips of the tongue” that are believed to be straight from the unconscious and this frightens him.Tools: Adobe, Obs, Visual Studio.