Przemek Sobocki

Graduated as an Interior Designer at Academy of Fine Arts in Poland, studying also Fashion Design, then moved to London and eventually ended up in Tokyo. For his first illustration story the TOUCH for 125 magazine he receives Best Editorial 2005 at V&A Illustration Award, UK. Since then he works internationally as an illustrator and art director. Belongs to AVGVST management.

I End where you Begin; STRINGS part 1


Dear K.,

HER: now look up! can you see when you end?
HIM: no, can you?
HER: I end where you begin, and where you end I begin, and that way we are all connected.

You know me. I`ve always been into animations, fairy tales and you`ve never been able to work it out why. This part of us differed and I still hope /silly me/ that one day I will be able to… convince you. Maybe. I guess it is one of those “stereotype” point of you when you judge things without second thought, without giving a try. You see surface, the top of the iceberg and that`s all. I know everyone likes different things but just please widen up your world a bit first and then start saying you are open-minded. We have always argued about it, haven’t we? Well, all those pieces of you when I hit the wall, still drive me mad sometimes. It is funny how it goes, isn’t it? It still can upset me, slightly, a bit.

In spite of all and anyway I just need to tell you about “STRINGS” – one of the most beautiful and clever designed/made/written puppet movie. For the first time I watched it at one of my favourite cinema spots in London: BARBICAN CENTER. FOGET it is a puppet “animation” or not really animation. FORGET it is a fairy tale – but rather just a story with the rare beauty in it. The idea behind, the way the story is told, the way its world was created: how they born, how they live, how they die. And the message is… magical, and universal… as usual fairy tales do have. I was lucky to watch it on a big screen, but I am sure you can get it on DVD too, and believe or not you can watch it all /in 9parts/ on YOUTUBE. To make sure you won’t miss a piece I will send it to you one by one every Friday. It’s going to be our youtube-cinema date. You will be watching somewhere over there and me over here. Almost like nothing has ever changed. Side by side. Connected. Still? Are we really? If I pull my hand, is yours is rising? If I am sad or happy, would you feel it? When you get my letter, is that the moment you wanted to have me again? Or maybe it is like in DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE /by Kieslowski/, when you rather feel than know or maybe feel and then know. If I forget you, is that means you would “die”? But the truth is that if you know about the connection all seems to be effortless, all suddenly has a deep meaning. If I change the rest around me will change too.


One day I wanted to meet a particular and very special person, I was thinking of her, planning to call her, to make an appointment. When we met she said: ” I went to Hawaii and I could feel you”.

I can feel you too. Still. Can you?


p      xxx

ps  sending STRING part 1, enjoy it! and watch without prejudices!


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