The Masque of Blackness is a hand drawn animation re-imagining Ben Jonson’s 1605 play of the same name and Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella Heart of Darkness. Created from thousands of charcoal drawings, the animation weaves the two texts together and explores the spirit of place to take you on a journey from West Africa to the Thames in London and the Rhine in Germany.

This short screens as part of the Animated Shorts 1 block of films