Culture Unplugged Film ‘The Wonder Hospital’ (2010)

March 19, 2012

I invite you to watch the 12min animation film The Wonder Hospital by Beomsik Shimbe Shim (click here for his website) shown below. I came across this short film on the Culture Unplugged website, an online film festival that hosts a variety of free documentaries that range in duration from under 2mins to feature length films. Shimbe’s The Wonder Hospital is an intriguing portrayal of color, motion, viewpoints and facets, all rolled up into one fantastical adventure.

As the synopsis so aptly describes: what if plastic surgery is another optical illusion device we invented? With that question, it takes a surreal journey through a mysterious hospital that alters the perception of physical beauties. The moral being that there is no right-side-up, as my last post post showed (with two versions of the same image), bringing to light different aspects of the same thing through changes in angularity. A classic case of the infamous blind men with an elephant scenario…

I highly recommend this refreshing film and encourage you to browse Culture Unplugged’s other films as well, if you have the time and inclination…

“The Wonder Hospital” [Full film, 12min] by Beomsik Shimbe Shim.

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