Evariations

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    Abstract

    Animation film, 2 minutes 22 seconds, colour, sound, digital movie HD 1920 x 1080 pixels. The experimental animation demonstrates an artistic interpretation of the parameters of visual abstraction and concept proposed in Punto y Raya Festival’s call for abstract films that explore ‘the creative possibilities of dots and lines in various spheres of science, art and thought.' The artist initially investigated film-based techniques of ‘frameless’ animation and ‘frame-by-frame’ drawing used in (historically) early avant-garde abstract genre animation film. In this context, the artist was interested in exploring the essence of image-making, reducing technique and narrative to its fundamentals and to give a ‘handmade’ aesthetic to computer animation. The ‘dot and line’ are interpreted not as motifs but as spontaneous drawing: hand-drawn digitally frame-by-frame continuously over hundreds of frames for the animation, the artist aimed to express a personal ‘calligraphy’ or automatic writing without signs.

    Screenings in international competition: Punto Y Raya Festival 2009, 25 -29 November, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain, and Seminar ‘Round Table Talk’. The animation was selected as competition finalist. The animation was also included in the Punot Y Raya festival’s touring programme titled ‘Best of Punto Y Raya Festival 2009’, which screened around the world over the period of two years 2010 - 2011 in the ‘2010 PyR Tour’ and ‘2011 PyR Tour’ at further events and hosting venues including Galeria NUAS (Nagoya, Japan), University of Vigo (Pontevedra, Spain), Naoussa International Film Festival (Greece), Buffalo International Film Festival (University of Oregon), School Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA), and on 15/03/2011 at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain).
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2009

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    Schmid, S. S. (Author). (2009). Evariations. Digital or Visual Products