Animation: Slow Derek


An award-winning stop motion short by Dan Ojari about Derek, an office worker struggling to keep pace with the 1722kph rotation of the Earth. Ojari sez:

Slow Derek is ”very much about relativity and the contrast between the mundane and the colossal. The starting point was after I became particularly fascinated with how fast the earth is travelling, especially because we don’t feel this speed. We are literally hurtling through space at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour and yet don’t feel a thing. I felt this was, aside from being an amazing actual fact, also was an interesting metaphor for modern day life”.


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