1st year project at the Royal College of Art, Cygnus is an exploration of the seductive allure and abusive nature of power. A warning against apathy in both the personal and political.
Using a pixilation stop motion technique, each shot is based on classical depictions of the rape of Leda by Zeus as he takes the form of the swan. Throughout art history this monstrous act is depicted as seductive and romantic. The reality of such an encounter is much more chilling.