La Sirene is made before I went to Japan. The animation is inspired by Japanese traditional art, combined with the usual themes in my work, such as nature/culture, reality/fantasy, threat/spell. Within these themes I often use landscapes in which animals or creatures that are half men/half animal play a huge role. I try to create a new context by putting elements coming from memories of personal experiences and aspects coming from religion and modern technology. When I come back from Japan I will make another film, as a reaction on La Sirene.
Rozemarijn Westerink - La sirene7:00, 2006, Animation