Passo a due. The Avant-gardes of Motion
Often the creative and demiurgic imagination underlying such drawing or figurative representation can assume, via motion and music, the bewitching traits of a spell, assuming a life that is a flight of fantasy. So it is no happenstance that artists and film-makers who pick up the various techniques of animation often concentrate on images of the body, frequently evoking such figures as Frankenstein, the Golem or robots. Generally speaking the artificial generation of a body is involved, almost as if the creators intended, via a mythical narration, to emphasize their own strength as animators: giving a soul to something inanimate.
By telling the history of animation to the present age, several visual artists explore the magic of animation: the ability to bring to life a design, a silhouette, or a photographic image.
Texts by Lorenzo Giusti and Elena Volpato
September 15, 2014