THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM is the thesis project of christian schlaeffer at the university of applied sciences
augsburg, faculty for design, 2010.
THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM was conceived, designed and entirely animated by christian schlaeffer.
John Frum, Messiah of polynesian Cargo Cults, returns as an astronaut and businessman to the postindustrial
wasteland of the financial-service-economy. Together with a native, he sets out for
a "conquest of the useless"
— or something.
then things get confused, and what begins as a journey turns into a trip far off the boundaries of so called
"logic" and "meaning".
With a storyline initially based on the prophecies of the seemingly most syncretic, ridiculous and pointless
religion in the world — though really not any more syncretic, ridiculous and pointless than any and all
other religions — computer-aided handdrawn 2D animation and 2D-3D-hybrid background art celebrate a
renaissance of the unconscious, free from the technocratic structuralism of our times.
Animation; 7,5 minutes; 1920x1080px
THIS FILM IS LINCENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 LICENSE
YOU MAY SHOW AND DISTRIBUTE THIS FILM NON-COMMERCIALLY.
IF YOU NEED A COMMERCIAL LICENSE PLEASE CONTACT ME AT christian[at]schlaefferdesign.de