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Thousands of close-ups form a fascinating composite of the human body

In Lay Bare, the UK experimental filmmaker and animator Paul Bush assembles thousands of close-up photographs of some 500 people – young and old, from around the globe – into a transfixing stop-motion style animation, which he describes as ‘a composite portrait of humanity’. Each sequence invites us to inspect and wonder at a different part of the human body, from birthmarks to bellybuttons. Offering a unique perspective on our bodies’ nooks, crannies, surfaces and textures, the video makes the familiar fascinating and strange through repetition.

Director: Paul Bush

Music and Sound Design: Andy Cowton

6 September 2018

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