I am not going to cry
Drawing and architecture coalesce in this short animation film, in which a city is built and demolished, then rebuilt, and so on – even as waves crash. A film about transience and temporariness, with an imploring, Laurie Anderson-like voice-over and cheerful shapes and colours reminiscent of De Stijl. Even so, I am not going to cry is unsettling. Małgorzata Maria Olchowska clearly had the war in Ukraine and the recent major earthquakes in Turkey in mind.