Abstracted Reflections

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    Animation film, 3 minutes 35 seconds, colour, sound, digital movie HD 1920 x 1080 pixels. The artist aimed to explore form and movement observed in the natural world, initially captured via photographs in a series of still images. The research interest was to explore visual abstraction using photographic images as a basis for investigating animated form and movement. Two observations were chosen for constructing the film’s sequences: one is an observation of light reflecting on water that created a moving pattern of circular shapes, photographed as stills by the artist. The second observation is based on an aerial view of a mountain terrain displaying a distinct pattern of lines, photographed as stills by the artist. The set of ‘unmoving’ forms could be re-interpreted by the artist in a multitude of variations. The aim was to convey an abstract view not merely as seen through the camera lens but through the artist’s interpretation, conveyed by the animation. Images were manipulated via image processing in order to abstract observed forms, and were re-animated to abstract the observed instances (abstracting time) via movement.

    Film Festivals Screenings international competition: Punto Y Raya Festival 2011, 03 - 06 November, Museum Reina Sofia - Auditoria 200, Madrid, Spain, and Seminar ‘Round Table Talk’
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2011

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    Schmid, S. S. (Author). (2011). Abstracted Reflections. Digital or Visual Products