Animation and Dance Retrospective
Čudovita risana animacija; Mathieu Labaye jo je posvetil svojemu pokojnemu očetu Benoîtu Labayeju, ki je bil zadnjih 15 let življenja prikovan na invalidski voziček.
Velika Britanija, 2010, hd, 3:31
The Artists behind Field are working between new media, animation and visual art. This piece, made for the band Stateless is a perfect example for melting all these forms together. Dance as one of the first expressions of visualizing sound, and the motion capture which allows the artists to move the bodies in a fee space – a fight of good and bad – of light and darkness.
Japonska, 2013, hd, 4:41
Perfume official global website:
Vol 2: Takafumi Tsuchiya
Vol 3: Daihei Shibata + Hiroshi Sato
Vol 1: neimenovani umetnik/unknown artist
Vol 5: YKBX (Masaki Yokobe)
The works shown in the “Perfume Global Project” series originate in an open source, community project. “Perfume”, a girl band from Japan, danced a choreography that was transformed into motion capture data, and widely accessed and adapted by users worldwide. The users created new videos with the choreography sequence, each one with a unique style, from abstract moving geometric forms to cute bears dancing – an astonishing project that will hopefully find lots of new forms in the future.
ZDA, 2012, hd, 4:34
Jeff Scher guides us to a world of forms and objects – and they are all moving to the music. His style recalls works by Len Lye and leaves you with associations and enjoying the choreography of the dots and lines dancing to the rhythm.
Nemčija, 2012, hd, 3:52
Filip Piskorzynski lets the puppets dance – but it is not really puppets. The woman who is the protagonist of the video looks like a puppet on a string, she is struggling and dancing without touching the ground. She floats through a deserted landscape, trying to accomplish everyday life tasks, against gravity.
Velika Britanija, 2012, hd, 4:42
Again a project based on community content – the filmmaker asked fans of Graham Coxon to send short shots of themselves dancing – then he edited them to a complex dance. A lot of different people are dancing in very different styles and apparently they are having a lot of fun.
A beautiful video combining “real life” dance and dancers who are interacting with the screen behind them. The silhouettes get a life of their own and complete the movements, expand them or burst into shapes and colour. A symphony of dance on and off screen.
Nizozemska, 2013, hd, 3:30
A very abstract piece by Tarik Barri for Atoms for Peace – we see a shape on the screen consisting of geometric forms that seem to belong to an abstract body and move their party in rhythmic contractions to the atmospheric and rhythmic music.
Nemčija, 2012, hd, 3:10
The puppet on a string comes back to us again – the music starts moving strings that we can see in a deserted old ballroom. A dancer who was lying down gets reanimated by the strings and starts walking, fighting and dancing with the strings.
A beautiful choreography is created to the classical instrumental music – until the strings let go again.
ZDA, 2010, hd, 3:06
The thin lines sketched on brown paper construct this beautiful and romantic struggle between a man and a woman. The rawness of the animation makes the film filigree and maybe even more subtle. A love dance and a dance of not being able to hold the other person – of being together – and yet not being together.
The two digital artists transformed the movement of sportsmen and -women into an abstract dance of sticks, dots and colours. Sometimes the movement can be recognized as jumping or running – but most of the sequences remain in their beauty of abstracted movement.
Srbija, 2011, hd, 3:00
This video for the rockband Jarboli is completely different from what you probably imagine a rock video should look like. We see a professional dance couple dancing to the music – first in an empty white space. But the spaces starts to change and the dancers are in an animated surrounding – so we get to see them as silhouettes, moving lights on their bodies or with ornamental layers. A little homage to Len Lye’s films.
What happens when the art piece gets alive and doesn't follow the will of the creator any more? Frictions shows a dance and also a struggle between the creator and his creation. A beautiful dance unfolds, between the real body of the dancer and the abstract forms that are made from sticky notes. It is beautiful to watch this battle between the creator and the art work – and it ends again in perfect harmony.
Nemčija, 2009, hd, 4:50
The collective Pfadfinderei created a breathtaking video for the sound of Moderat: The performance reminds of secret rituals and creates a ghostly atmosphere, the dancers are mysteriously covered in cloth. Everything is floating a little over the ground, as if there was no gravity.