kouhei nakama envisions humans with textured animal-like skin
kouhei nakama envisions humans with textured animal-like skin kouhei nakama envisions humans with textured animal-like skin
dec 02, 2015

kouhei nakama envisions humans with textured animal-like skin

nakama envisions humans with textured animal-like skin
all images courtesy of kouhei nakama




visual art director kouhei nakama presents his latest work titled ‘diffusion’, a short film that explores what humans might look like if they had textured and patterned skin like animals. the video, generated by CGI, showcases a body blended with different textures that range from organic to more alien, and computer-like. human’s flesh potential is elongated to its maximum capacity, changing colors and patterns, while questions regarding evolution arise. this great experimental short takes the viewer into a journey that flows along the music of kai engel.

‘diffusion’ is the title of the video
video courtesy of kouhei nakama

kouhei nakama diffusion
extruded dots on the skin change colors

kouhei nakama diffusion
these dots transform into coral-like shapes

kouhei nakama diffusion
an abstraction of the coral happens, morphing into white circuits

kouhei nakama diffusion
gold patterns take over the body that has also merged in shape

kouhei nakama diffusion
these new patterns have a liquid feel

kouhei nakama diffusion
the skin takes a more natural color, while the patterns on it don’t

kouhei nakama diffusion
some scenes resemble aliens, computers and outer space visions

kouhei nakama diffusion
as the film progresses, the body is no longer one, but a mutation of several forms

kouhei nakama diffusion
each scene is perfectly times with the audio



project info:


direction: kouhei nakama
music: highway to the stars by kai engel


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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • trypophobic

    marko says:
  • Simply Sublime!

    I would see such work inspire the title sequence in the next James Bond movie especially if the weapon of choice is biological in nature.


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