This is the digital version of
"...color is the dance between Light and Darkness.
[colors] are the Deeds and Suffering of light
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
NOTE for the digital version: a digital version of a 16mm (or any film material), looks as a photography of a painting, in it the interaction with the expressive possibilities of the material it is other that seeing directly from the film copy. The best is to see from the film, but unfortunately (or fortunately?) because the collage nature of this film it is not possible to project with all 16mm projectors, and anyway the film ones its gonna end because some parts are very weak and it is losing a small part every projection.And for the digital version, I decided to leave the projector sound, because this cyclic sound, works wonderful as a attention inducer during the projection.
The film as a game was painted, removed and used as a toy, and as game some rules were defined: the color spectrum -magenta-red-orange-yellow-cobalt blue-yellow green-green-turquoise-ultramarine-indigo-violet- and a structure where the relation with the material is in change, a collage with the approach on the material.
Programa de Apoyo a la Producción e Investigación en Arte y Medios 2008
Es una pieza que reside entre la gráfica, el dibujo y la animación; son imágenes trazadas con puntos-manchas, casi evanescentes, que se diluyen y cobran fuerza en la escena: gotas en movimiento que se expanden y contraen. El trabajo busca provocar sensaciones en el público, antes que sumergirlo en una narración lineal; se trata de una obra abierta; ya que el espectador debe interpretar el misterio sugerido a través de las sensaciones visuales y auditivas a las que se expone; podría tratarse de una reflexión acerca de una imagen estática a través del movimiento.
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