The figure in the work in progress signal is digging his own grave. A voice underneath says: “The best thing about being dead is that you no longer have to say ‘i wish i were dead’. The best thing about being alive is that you can still say ‘i wish i were dead’.”
The text is from the song “the best thing” by the Scottish poet and humorist Ivor Cutler.
This animation was awarded the second prize of the jury, during the 2010 edition of the Minimotion Festival in Zurich. The films in this contest were not to be longer than 10 seconds. Later on, the same animation, was also awarded the “European Design silver award 2011” in the section “digital self promotion”, and a “iF communication design award 2012” in the section “digital media - moving images”.