Esfinge urbana (Urban Sphinx)
María Lorenzo | 4:53 | 2020 | Spain | Non-Narrative
Urban Sphinx is an animated short film that creatively documents the presence of street art at various neighbourhoods of Valencia, Spain, between 2018 and 2019. In Urban Sphinx are animated these pieces of ephemeral art, connecting each image in continuity like the frames of a film. All these faces look at us with widely opened eyes, as if they tell us that we exist, but we might not exist —and the world would go on.
María Lorenzo Hernández (1977) is an animation teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Her short film The Night Ocean was nominated to the GOYA Spanish Academy of Film Awards. Her short films Portrait of D., The Carnivorous Flower and Impromptu got numerous awards and selections at international animation festivals. She also coordinated the collective film The Cat Dances with its Shadow. Her latest work, Urban Sphinx, is a tribute to all street artists from the city of Valencia.