What if, one day when you looked up, you found something that helped you look down and around, seeing your home world in a way you never had before?
Welcome to "Charlotte's Daydream."
Wasn't that lovely?
The animation is by Dutch animation director Marlies van der Wel, and the wonderful music by Pieter de Graaf. The music fits the animation so well; I love the minimalism, which still somehow gives us everything we need to tell the story.
But what is the story? Another beautiful thing about art like this is it gives you the frame and some color, but allows you to fill in the details.
The only description on the Vimeo page is, "An astronomer observes the universe from her observatory. When a black hole approaches, she jumps in and gets a glimpse of the earth from the universe."
But it's her daydream, so it's not real… but then, when you look at art, what’s real? What it represents to you is different than it does to me. There are touch points, though, overlaps; you may know what a black hole is, or what the Earth looks like from space. And even though I know a black hole ...