The human visual systems receives constantly a large
amount of information that has to be filtered if we want
it to be meaningful. A key element to know where to direct
our attention is a classification between figure and ground.
However, that separation is not always evident. Examples as
Rubin's vase show that is possible to create images that have
more than one stable interpretation. But, can the same type
of ambiguities be created on a sequence of moving images?.
Are we able to track what is happening at the local and global scale?
"Background singer" is a short animation that explores these questions
and the possibilities of parallel story telling using the duality of
local and global.
"Background Singer" has been exhibited in different international events including:
- Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, Pennsylvania 2013.
- EFF Portland 2013 - Experimental Film Festival. Portland 2013
- VAFA 2012 -Video Art for All, International Video Art Festival. Macau 2012
"Narrative Lines" was created for participation in the international short film competition: "The Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Awards" in 2011, Mittweida Germany. It was awarded 2nd place in the animation category.
In the contests, each creator have to choose a existing piece from a pool of modern piano music and create a video for it. I used a set of horizontal lines as narrative elements, exploring also the use of orientation, waveform drawing and image gradients to construct each animation frame. The animation can still be seen at the newagepiano webpage:
"The fitting dance" is a figurative computer animation piece that
explores the narrative possibilities of analysis-synthesis techniques
over video signals.
The animation is build using the connected components of each video
frame as narrative elements. In the beginning, the shape and number
of regions are altered using acoustic events from the audio track.
In the final part, the spectral content of the audio information is
used to define the contours of the regions that conform the original image.
This animation has been presented on different venues including:
- Byte Gallery International Exhibition summer 2011. Transylvania University.
- Japan media Arts Festival. Japan 2009. (Jury recommended work)