Fear of Drowning – Dakota Nanton – USA – 2018 – 9 min
“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” A meditation on fear in three parts.
Dakota Nanton is an experimental animator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His artwork and films draw inspiration from such diverse influences as comic books, folklore, and science fiction to create meditative ruminations on desire and death. Borrowing from the images and iconographies of the past, and mixing old techniques with new, he explores the complexities and contradictions of living in the modern world. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in permanent collections in the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, Egypt and New Zealand.