Operation Mole

8-channel animation installation/HD/sound/2012

"Nothing disturbs me, no one has tracked me down, above the moss seems to be quiet thus far at least, but even if all were not quiet I question whether could stop to keep watch now: I have changed my place, I have left the upper world and am in my burrow and I feel its effect at once. It is new world, endowing me with new powers" Kafka, The Burrow

In Operation Mole, I imagined a driver who drives a mole tank that drills and travels underground in a different world to complete the glorious task of detonating a bomb; however my fictional character has another agenda. His own task is to save his love. While on his journey, he witnesses multiple political events both above and underground.


Operation Mole/3072x768 HD animation/3 projectors/04:00mins/sound/2012





Operation Mole/4 views of the mole tank and the driver/HD blu-ray/sound/2012


Operation Mole-Farewell Comrade/HD animation/sound/2012


Operation Mole-WTF/HD animation/sound/2012


Operation Mole-The Final Love/HD animation/sound/2012

The Operation Mole project is an eight-channel animation installation. Each channel creates a storyline that intersects with those of the other channels. The narratives are based on my memories combined with historical events and are relayed through multiple projections, monitors, theatrical props, a mural and a bunker set which is papered with simulated concrete block hand painted in water color.

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