The short and the short of it: Bugged and a world where anyone can be who they are

(image via Vimeo (c) Doug Alberts)

Ah, the freedom to be who you want to be!

Humans cherish it and so, it turns out, do bugs. Who knew?

Doug Alberts I suspect, the creator of Bugged, a short but luminously-realised claymation joy in which bugs live in a natural idyll where they can do their insectorial thing to their heart’s content.

It’s bliss although like every good thing, it comes with a few imperfections.

Created, notes Laughing Squid, as the “senior thesis for [Alberts’] studies at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida”, Bugged accomplishes an immense amount in just one minute, deftly and colourfully creating an insect paradise, wordlessly introducing a pithy but potent narrative and demonstrating that every paradise has a serpent within, or several in fact if you want to get all Biblical.

It’s an immensely clever and rewarding film and well be the best minute you’ve spent in some time …

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