2046 is a place where haunted lovers go, that faraway mental zone each of us enters when newly brokenhearted.
Those who remain too long in 2046 transform over time into unresponsive creatures, delayed-response androids impervious to emotions.
Conjuring numbness but also filled with the heat of consuming passion, 2046 becomes a purgatory for the love-wounded, a place where you arrive either to come to terms with the past or remain eternally trapped unable to progress beyond memories of the long-lost.
“In the year 2046 a vast rail network spans the globe.
A mysterious train leaves for 2046 every once in a while.
Every passenger going to 2046 has the same intention: They want to recapture lost memories.
Because nothing ever changes in 2046.
Nobody really knows if that’s true because nobody’s ever come back".
Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision [beeldengeluid.nl] in Hilversum.