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I Will Always Love You

Lydia Ricci
United States, 2022, 4 min.

In English.

AIFF Award Winner:
Jury Award for Creative Achievement

Using handcrafted miniature sculptures, the artist tells the story of how love changes for worse or for better.

Director's Statement

I have been collecting scrap materials for over 25 years. Tax forms from the 1970s, dried-out erasers, broken game pieces and the backside of almost anything. I cherish an electric bill from 1986 the way others would covet valuable family jewels — then I sculpt it into, say, a tiny sleeper sofa. These collage-like sculptures of everyday objects aren’t precious or precise miniatures, but rather rough-and-ready approximations that somehow feel more true than exact recreations. They’re messy and imperfect —just like our memories. Animating these objects is something that happened serendipitously. Creating worlds with no people and no specific voices means anyone can put themselves into the world. Together we are reminded of our shared experiences from a completely new vanishing point.

Category: Animation.

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