‘Channeler’ by Japanese animator Ohashi Takashi is a video that illustrates the life of a man through words. As we grow our thoughts are unconsciously put together through listening, writing and speaking words however, sometimes they can come to dominate our emotions and mental processes. He dedicated his thesis project to studying this complex relationship between the growth of human intelligence and the transformation of words and in this video he creates a life through words, slang and ideas.
In this short story a man grows older and the hip – hop soundtrack develops to incorporate more slang and variations in grammar and language structure. Gradually, we begin to observe the man turning into a monster, haunted by a world composed by words.
As Takashi says:
Man has the instinct to communicate with people, but intelligence is not necessarily there. Words are obsessed with intelligence at first but then can manipulate us, changing the way we interact between each other.
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