CARINE KHALIFE

Blown Minded BY Young Galaxy

source: carinekhalifenet

Carine Khalifé is a french visual artist. Her multidisciplinary art practice includes graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, photography, video and animation.

She has a Master’s degree in graphic design and art direction from ESAG Penninghen (Paris, France – 2006), studied traditional animation at The Art Institute of Bournemouth (Bournemouth, England – 2005), and attended the painting residency program at the The School of Visual Art (New York, USA – 2010).

She created animated and still visuals for musicians (Young Galaxy, Kelli Rudick), feature film and short films (« Dessine-toi » and « Portraits-Autoportraits » by Gilles Porte), as well as client works for agencies (TBWA, 19-03 Ltd., A9, Mindscape, Planet Nemo…).

She also pursues a career as an independent painter, drawer, and director.
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source: thisiscolossal

Montreal-based visual artist Carine Khalife produced, directed, animated this music video for the 2011 track Blown Minded, off the album Shapeshifting by Young Galaxy. The entire clip is comprised of oil paint on glass photographed above from a camera. Khalife explains her process a bit more on her site:

Basically, my technique was to paint on a piece of glass fixed to a light box. I would paint on the glass with oil so that it wouldn’t dry, and I could play with it for hours. A camera, fixed overhead above the animation table and plugged in my computer, would capture my paintings frame by frame and create the animation using the software Stop Motion Pro (the aardman studio software). This process took place inside a dark room so that there wouldn’t be interference or changing lights on the paint. The single light source came from beneath the glass, revealing the textures and details of brushes movements.

I worked a lot with transparency. The more paint, the darker the image, and therefore the animation becomes about gesture, and the texture of brushstrokes; it’s a very physical, organic process. I based the number of frames per second (sometimes 8 sometimes 12) on the rhythm of the music. Everything is based on the rhythm. It was important for me, especially for the abstract parts, that I was responding to the song conversationally; like a running dialogue. I think I’ve listened to the song more than a thousand times. And because i would often listen to it and focus solely on drums, voice, lyrics, or melody – I was still able to hear new things each time.

The film has screened in festivals around the world and Khalife won a Director of Photography award at the Salon International de la Luz.
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source: mymoleskineru

Увидев клип на нее, я была поражена, насколько точно он передает глубину композиции. Автором клипа оказалась французская художница Carine Khalif?.

Настоящая француженка, живущая в Монреале, в общении она оказалась, словно черно-белая фотография, передающая атмосферу тихого благородства.
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source: iwatchmusicblogspot

Blown Minded. Melancholijno-metafizyczno-egzystencjalny utwór rozpoczynający się od kluczowego pytania, trapiącego od pokoleń rzeszę filozofów i fantastów. Opublikowany do niego cztery miesiace temu oniryczny teledysk wygląda jak ożywiony obraz postimpresjonisty. Głównym jego obiektem (by nie powiedzieć bohaterem) jest pusty kontur sylwetki ludzkiej wyposażony jedynie w parę oczu. Ot, taki wideoklipowy everyman dryfujący w zmiennej, frenetycznej przestrzeni nie-do-określonych kształtów i rozmytych form.