Tobias Stretch

Unity
In seinem fünfminütigen Stop-Motion-Animationsvideo Unity erzählt Tobias Stretch eine zeitlose Geschichte von Liebe, Tod und Auferstehung in eindringlichen Bildern. Das Stück wurde vom Avantgarde-Komponisten Christopher Bono vertont und besteht aus mehr als 10.000 Fotografien. Es enthält 10 Fuß hohe baumähnliche Puppen mit beweglichen Gliedmaßen und seelenvollen menschlichen Augen. “Die zutiefst expressionistische Opernarbeit beruht weniger auf linearen Strukturen als auf evokativen mythologischen Vorstellungen von Zeit und Veränderung”, bemerkt Feature Shoot.

CARL KLEINER

Posture dei tulipani
Carl Kleiner crea contenuti editoriali eleganti per marchi di moda e lifestyle, e questa sensibilità si manifesta nella sua serie di foto e video Postures che presenta tulipani disposti ad arte. Utilizzando minime aste di metallo, piegate alle estremità e agli angoli strategici, Kleiner mette in mostra le curve aggraziate dei lunghi colli dei fiori e petali e foglie delicatamente arruffati. Un ulteriore senso di movimento viene instillato attraverso il video in stop-motion, che combina le foto dei sottili cambiamenti dei fiori in una danza drammatica.

Carl Kleiner

Карлом Кляйнером
Tulips Postures
Carl Kleiner creates sleek editorial content for fashion and lifestyle brands, and that sensibility shows in his photo and video series Postures which features artfully arranged tulips. Using minimal metal rods, bent at strategic ends and angles, Kleiner showcases the graceful curves of the flowers’ long necks and gently ruffled petals and leaves. A further sense of movement is instilled through the stop-motion video, which combines still photos of the blossoms’ subtle changes into a dramatic dance.

Claudia Hart

The Swing

In The Swing, a 3D game avatar becomes Rococo fleshy decadence. In this multi-screen animation, the avatar swings on a seat suspended from the sky, in super Mannerist slow time. Her wooded surroundings ebb and flow at different rate, imitating stop-motion. Years pass in a matter of moments. The avatar is the driver of all of these cycles, but a driver scarcely in control – she is instead, a Mother Nature heading straight for what she suspects might be oblivion. The Swing is a multi channel installation, in nine, five and three screen versions.

sound: Kurt Hentschlager

Tobias Stretch

Craco

Tobias Stretch channels the beauty and melancholia of Hauschka’s single “Craco” in his uncanny video filmed in Philadelphia’s answer to Brooklyn’s High Line, Reading Viaduct Park. With music videos for Radiohead, Crystal Fighters and Christopher Bono to his name, the Philly-based animator is known for his distinct aesthetic and method, pairing landscape photography with life-size stop-motion puppets. “I thought right from the beginning when I saw Tobias’s work that it has a mixture of analog and handmade elements and a surreal atmosphere. In my music you have similar elements,” says Hauschka himself, aka the German pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann, who headline’s London’s Union Chapel tonight as part of his European tour. Although best known as a 21st-Century protagonist of the prepared piano practice championed by John Cage, Bertelmann “left all the preparations at home” in order to work with a pure sound on this track. Named after the Italian ghost town,“Craco” is taken from his entropy-laced album Abandoned City and played to Stretch’s own fascination with urban decay. “The music was there beforehand, but I had a bowl of music and a bowl of names and I tried to pair them up. I think the music sounded not only like an abandoned place but also like a nostalgic place and that’s why I thought it was a great match.”

 

PIOTR KAMLER

Петр Камлер
Une Mission Ephémère
music: bernard parmegiani

Une Mission Ephémère is a 1993 animation directed by Polish animator PIOTR KAMLER with music composed by BERNARD PARMEGIANI. This was PIOTR KAMLER‘s final work from nine other short animations which combined techniques of animation, stop-motion, and early CGI and created during the 1960s, 1970s and early 1990s. The film won Best Animation at major animation festivals including Marly Le Roy in 1994, Annecy 1993, Banff (Canada) 1993 and Zagreb in 1994.