Jump cuts: Oliver Latta aka Extraweg
Severance (2022)Art direction, concept, 3D: Oliver Latta, Extraweg. Director: Ben Stiller. Original score: Theodore Shapiro. Typography: Teddy Blanks. Post production: Nick Waetjen, Post Mango.
Designed by Berlin-based Oliver Latta (aka Extraweg) the ultra-high-res opening titles of Severance, a dystopian sci-fi series from Apple TV, move between scenes in which Mark (the main character played by Adam Scott) struggles through his day.
The 3D setting is reminiscent of life simulation video game The Sims, where you make decisions for your ‘Sim’ character. Latta explained that his aim was to ‘represent the mystical journey of these different identities, memories of experiences, grief, loss, and control in one body through the use of Surrealism and subtle ironic humour.’ …
Gabriela Matuszyk designer, writer, editor, London
Read the full version in Eye no. 104 vol. 26, 2023
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