by the courtesy of Plato Art Space (Plato College of higher education)
ilhan koman hulda festival, a journey into art and science exhibition
Ayvansaray Caddesi No:33 Balat - İstanbul
22 September - 31 october
video and sound design by Candas Sisman
commissioned by Plato Art Space (Plato collage of higher education)
thanks to :İlhan Koman, Bager Akbay, Gorkem Sen, Burcu Beslioglu, Plato Art Space (Plato collage of higher education), Koman foundation, Deniz kader
A Short Animation Inspired by the Works of İlhan Koman
Plato Art Space is proud to present Candaş Şişman’s video dedicated to famous sculptor İlhan Koman produced for the exhibition İlhan Koman: Hulda Festival, a Journey into Art and Science opening on the 22nd September, 2010.
İlhan Koman’s unique design approach in his form studies also inspires contemporary art works. The video installation Flux by young artist Candaş Şişman can be defined as a digital animation which is inspired from the structural features of some of İlhan Koman’s works like Pi, 3D Moebius, Whirlpool and To Infinity... A red circle, which is colored in reference to the red radiators of Ogre, is traced in a morphological transformation which re-interprets the formal approach of Koman’s works. The continuous movement sometimes connotes the formal characteristics of Pi, 3D Moebius, Whirlpool and To Infinity..., as well as the original formal interpretations of the design principles of the works . In Flux, Koman’s design process in the making of the Pi series has been treated as the emerging of a sphere from a two-dimensional circle by the principle of increasing the surface; and that simple direction is re-interpreted in digital medium. Thanks to this, in the digital animation an entirely different form serial that does not resemble Pi yet remaining its design principle can be followed through the flow of a circle to the sphere. As a conscious attitude of the artist, this work is not designed in a direct visual analogy with Koman’s works. During the animation, none of the moments of the transforming form look like Pi or 3D Moebius, however the subjective reading of Koman’s approach can be observed.
With the integration of the sounds of various materials – which Koman used in his sculptures – Flux turns into an impressive spatial experience. Flux, also exemplifies that Koman’s work can be re-interpreted by the analysis and manipulation of form in the digital medium.
“Infinity water” is a journey through physical properties of the most abundant compound on Earth's surface. Exploring the interaction between colorless, odorless liquid and music, discovering the infinity encoded in water's memory.
Director: Rimantas Lukavicius
VFX / Design company: KORB
Music: Turquoise Hexagon Sun - Boards Of Canada
Piano Cover by Goldmund
Sound Design & Final Mix: ECHOLAB
Year of completion: 2011
**** SYNC. A CIRCULAR LOOPING ANIMATION PROJECTION INSTALLATION BY MAX HATTLER ****
NSFW - DON'T OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY AFTER WATCHING - BEST IN HD FULL-SCREEN WITH SOUND ON HEADPHONES - WITH TIME ON YOUR HANDS - CONTAINS FLICKER!
Sync "is based on the idea that there is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time. Everything follows from it, everything is ruled by it: all time, all physics, all life. And all animation." (Max Hattler, 2011, 'Sync: Circular Adventures in Animation' in Virginie Selavy (ed.) The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology - strangeattractor.co.uk/books/the-end/)
1923 aka Heaven + 1925 aka Hell won the Animate OPEN: Digitalis Audience Prize at animateprojects.org in 2011. 1925 aka Hell also won "Best Experimental Film" at Animation Block Party 2012 and "Best Short Short" at St. Louis International Film Festival 2010.
1925 aka Hell is one of two animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. 1925 is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1925.
The second loop, 1923 aka Heaven, is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1923 and can be found here: vimeo.com/maxhattler/1923
The films were created during 5 days in February 2010 with students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
Director: Max Hattler
Technical Director: Allan Lønskov
Sound: Adrian Dexter
Previz/Layout: Adrian Dexter
Modelling: Adrian Dexter, Allan Lønskov, Casper Wermuth, David Otzen, Jakob Kousholt, Kristoffer Mikkelsen
Animation: Adrian Dexter, Allan Lønskov, Casper Wermuth, David Otzen, Ditte Frandsen
Lighting: David Otzen
Rendering: Adrian Dexter, Allan Lønskov, David Otzen
Produced by maxhattler.com & The Animation Workshop
- 2 min. festival screening version
- forever-looping 1923/1925 double-projection installation ‘Heaven & Hell’
Old Black is Egyprixx´ remake of the song of the same title by the drone doom band Earth. David Psutka had already commissioned me with the video Start from the Beginning for Egyptrixx last year and he commissioned another one this year. Even though "Old Black" and "Start from the Beginning" are completely different songs, I tried to stick to a similar concept and develop a bleak artifical world, which is influenced by the soundcsape. Starting out I had designed a lot more symbols and scenes, but David urged me to keep it as minimal and simple as possible.
The graphic elements are a mixture of 3d-renderings and flat 2d textures aligned in space. The video makes heavy use of particles and simulations and was made with the open source 3d software blender.org with After Effects used for particle and compositing work. Randomness finds its way into my work often and I appreciate the element of not having complete control over the outcome of a scene.
The video was made in a timeframe of about 3 weeks total, with render and simulation times well over 6 weeks spread out on several workstations.
DMTV // FUTURE CINEMA
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