Heartland – Digital Animation

Heartland follows the adventure of a motorcycle racer enmeshed with her bike.

Digital animation / 3.25 minutes
Directors: Simone LeAmon and Daryl Munton
Production team: David Morison, Adam White, Shirhan Manan, Ross Patterson and James Hollingworth.
Presented: MOTO Showroom: The return of desire / Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne / 2003

“At precisely this moment someone, somewhere is getting ready to ride.” – Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Heartland follows the adventure of a motorcycle racer enmeshed with her bike. Beginning with the seductive scape of the motorcycle the courtship between the racer and the elusive bike proceeds to reconfigure the space they inhabit. A landscape of visual fantasy emerges featuring Throttle butterflies, Pocket rockets, Power plants and Twin heads.

In Heartland the motorcycle is a ‘cipher’ – and is rendered immaterial, unable to hold its shape or form once the racer’s-race is up. Sporting a custom designed motorcycle leather tilted Bodywork the racer’s emotional world is emblazoned across her skin-tight suit.

Heartland was produced with support received from Storm FX Australia and Alias Wavefront. 

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