Pause Fest

Significant Otherness


Pause Fest invited Onesal to participate in doing a Motion Response under the theme "Intimate Futures".

The relationship humans have with technology is being redefined and the divide between humans and machines is getting increasingly narrower. We set off to explore this relationship from an intimate angle.

We did so by introducing a set of unconnected scenes that indirectly represent what goes on inside one’s body when getting closer, establishing a connection, and finally consummating the union with a significant other. In that case, that significant other is represented by technology.

This process leads to feelings and sensations that are inherently human. Every shot was crafted with artificial, almost otherworldly textures and elements.

Commissioned by: Pause Fest
Production, art direction, design, and animation: Onesal
Music and SFX: Mount Audio

Visual ASMR



An exploration of tactile textures In nature by ONESAL

What does ASMR stand for?

Visual ASMR, or Visual Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. ASMR is the subjective experience of euphoria characterized by a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin. 

Natural sculpture formations set in seemingly impossible earth-like landscapes covered by living elements of surreal colors, each film travel through each almost at a micro level, witnessing its evolution. All takes place in four other-worldly landscapes we set up to examine up close the interaction, movements and evolution of the elements with their surroundings. Each of the shorts are inspired by elements in nature, architecture and timelapse photography.

The body of work delves into textural, tactile elements morphing and interacting with each other in surreal environments. The work set off to blur the boundaries between nature and design, simplicity and complexity, in an abstract uncompromised way.


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