Tag Archives: Metaphor

A graduation film by students AV-RON Maya, COMINOTTI Mylène, COUDERT Marion, DANO Sixtine of GOBELINS. A metaphor for climate change, to wit:

The House = the Earth, The Mother = Consumerism, The Father = the Consumer, The Grandfather = the Conservative Patriarch, the Young Son = Future Generations and the Daughter = the Citizen & Activist


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Designer and animator Chris Finn says of his metaphorical cavalcade

A romantic first date goes awry when a germaphobe lets his anxiety get the best of him. The film portrays metaphorical represenations of different stressors that occur during the date; a visual glimpse into the mind of a germaphobe.

Now wash your hands.


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Los Intocables (The Untouchables): artworks by Argentina-based Cuban artist Erik Ravelo, featuring children crucified on the backs of child persecutors (of one stripe or another).

The images are part of the ‘provocative’ Benetton sponsored UNHATE campaign started in 2011.

Above: Japan, Priest, Thailand, Syria, Brazil, USA and McDonalds

(Thanks Stephen Schwartz)


Part of a short interview, filmed in 2010 wherein the German director Werner Herzog (who took part in an ‘ask me anything’ session last month on Reddit) talks about his strong dislike of chickens. In the book Herzog on Herzog (2003) he described them thus:

Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in the world.

And then there’s this hypnotised dancing chicken scene from Herzog’s 1977 film Stroszek.

It’d make you think though. Unless you were a chicken. In which case it wouldn’t at all.