Project Alienation (or Alien Nation) is an art project by Jan-Hein Arens. It consists of eight animations with alienation as an overlapping theme. During the corona pandemic people got used to keep their distance from one another. The longer the pandemic lasted, the more estranged people became; they alienated from the basic things that make us humans. This inspired Arens to make these animations.
The animations are made to be moving drawings; they are not intended to tell a story where time is involved or where a plot presents itself at the end of the film. Just drawings. Except they move every now and then.
This project was made possible by Kunstloc Brabant. Arens received a grant; the ‘Perspectiefbudget’ to work on this project for quite some time.