Snow White Cologne – by Amanda Eliasson
The story of an addiction in form of acrylic paint on paper and experimental cut-up technique inspired by William S. Burroughs
Snow White Cologne is the story of an addiction. Swedish animation director Amanda Eliasson, currently based in London, opens up about her sister who, as a teenager, had a drug abuse problem. The outcome is a visual poem, post-rationalizing the struggle of a young girl as an emotional journey “exploring the good of the bad and the bad of the good.”
“I wanted to tell her story in a non judgemental way,” Amanda stated, “which is why the film tackles the difficult subject of drug addiction in a poetic and emotional manner rather than giving the viewer straight facts about the problems that come with the disease.”
Snow White Cologne immerses us in a three dimensional space, where crackheads turn into butterflies and the playful, tender and naive animation (acrylic paint on paper, experimental cut-up technique inspired by William S. Burroughs) stays in contrast to a tragic and touching story of love and loss.
Amanda Eliasson graduated with an MA in animation from the Royal College of Art, London. Now she’s working part time on the creative team at Tank Magazine/part time as a freelance hand-made animation director.
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