311 (three one one) is a visual exploration of how intricately and beautifully connected people’s lives are. Starting at an apartment building at sunrise, the film takes the audience through windows and walls into living spaces and rooftops, but banality starts to take a different shape and form as we move from each vignette to the next. The residents, although unaware, play a role in the surrealist logic: one man’s mindless actions make up the world of another.
Rachel Bavaresco is a Brazilian 2D Animator living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in 2D Animation and a Minor in Art History in May of 2021. Her work in animation is a result of her aspiration to create beautiful and powerful work that shares her love for the small details of life. Rachel takes inspiration from her own boredom, which allows her to daydream and come up with characters and scenarios, most of which don’t end up making the leap from mind to paper. When she has her feet in the real world, she takes inspiration from non-sequential art and abstract animations. Her film 311 (three one one) came forth as an idea to explore the limitations of being within a commonplace space such as an apartment building, and finding beauty and fun in that.