Movie, Video and Animation Design Preludes Mixed Media Animation by Matthew Rankin From collages to emoji stuffed pipes, "Preludes" combines modern issues with those from T.S. Eliot's 1911 poem of the same name. Starting off in the disoriented and unfamiliar the one-minute piece returns the viewer to a more grounded, recognizable and reassuring place. Recalling Elliot’s own words the animation coaxes readers to “Wipe their hand across their mouth and laugh” at the way life moves forward in its ancient ways despite the changes the physical environment goes through. Guided by its soundtrack "Preludes" is a peek into modern living.