Chasing Tail International is a project which stretched possibilities of one animation video projection by inserting it into various global locations.
The title describes motion seen in the painting. Chasing Tail is a double entendre: a circular motion performed by pets and slang for flirting with / hitting on / picking up sex partners. The grinding movements relate to sex and/or frustration. Movements are generated from real paint marks and real paper folds sequenced and composited over time and into space. In this case the architecture of the church provided negative space and surface texture that radically changed the content, challenging the sanctity of its design to make it more grotesque and profane. And then it mutated from there....
Examples of animation siting process, in order:
CT_LA, 12' x 8' / 3 m x 4 m
CT_Haukijarvi, animation video projection, 8’ x 6’ / 1.83 m x 1.22 m
CT_Berlin, animation video projection, 15’ x 10’ / 4.57 m x 3.05 m
CT_London, animation video projection, 9' x 13' / 3 m x 4.3 m
CT_Mandelieu-la-Napoule France, 2 sided animation video projection, 40' x 20'
CT_Sao Felix Brazil, dimensions variable
CT_Pelourinho Salvador da Bahia Brazil, 2 sided animation video projection, HUGE
Brazilian installations made possible courtesy of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs / Cultural Exchange International grant (LADCA/CEI), Instituto Sacatar (Pasadena, CA / Itaparica, Brazil), Atelier Coletivo Visio (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil) and Danillo Barata / Coletivo Xareu / UFRB (Cachoeira / Sao Felix, Brazil)