Producer - experimental animated short by artist Elizabeth Hobbs (in development)
It is 1917 and Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka is in hospital, injured and shell-shocked from World War One, and heartbroken from the end of his famous love affair with Alma Mahler. Whilst recovering, he writes the play, Job, and makes a series of lithographs and paintings on the themes of love, jealousy and war.
Visual metaphors from Kokoschka’s plays, letters, diaries, and prints will be woven through the film to throw light upon his real life experiences in love and war. The resulting five minute animation will combine a mixture of drawing, paper cut out animation, and archive footage re-animated.
An Animate Projects production. Supported by Arts Council England and the Elephant Trust.