TAMAS WALICZKY

Marionettes

Tamas Waliczky

source: highlike

Work: MARIONETTES
computer animation, installation, 2006, 2007

“Marionettes” is a seven-minute computer animation about collapse. Marionettes are controlled by strings: if there is no string, they collapse. Nobody animates the body. If nobody animates the body, it will be animated by natural forces. Mass. Gravity. Collision. Randomization. In this animation, the animator does not animate in traditional terms. Thus, we might say it is an anti-animation.
The forces that control the movements of the marionettes are calculated by physical simulation algorithms. Therefore, these movements are strictly mathematical ones. They are dramatic, too. They visualize collapse in its physical and – amazingly enough from puppets animated by machines – psychological sense.

Direction, animation, editing: Tamas Waliczky. Artistic advisor: Anna Szepesi. (For the video version, the music was performed by Steve Smith and Gary Chaffee. Musical composition: Seventh Heaven (for Steve & Vinnie), by Gary Chaffee, © 1991, 1992, Beam Me Up Music All Rights Assigned to and Controlled by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission.) Copyright © 2006, 2007 Tamas Waliczky & Anna Szepesi.
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source: waliczkynet

MARIONETTES

“Marionettes” is a seven minutes long computer animation about collapse. Marionettes are controlled by strings. If there is no string, they collapse. Nobody animates the body. If nobody animates the body, it will be animated by natural forces. Mass. Gravity. Collision. Randomization. In this animation the animator does not animate in the traditional term. Therefore we can say it is an anti-animation.

The forces which control the movements of the marionettes calculated by physical simulation algorithms. Therefore these movements are strictly mathematical ones. They are dramatic, too. They visualize collapse in physical and – amazingly enough from puppets animated by machines – psychological meaning.
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source: waliczkynet

Tamás Waliczky was born in 1959, Budapest, Hungary. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine. Then he worked as painter, illustrator and photographer. He began working with computers in 1983. He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media in 1992, and subsequently a member of the Institute’s research staff (1993-1997) before taking up a guest professorship at the HBK Saar, Saarbrucken (1997-2002). The IAMAS in Gifu, Japan, has choosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998-99. From 2003 until 2005 he is professor at Fachhochschule Mainz. Between 2005 and 2010 he is at HBK Saar again, this time as full time professor. Since September 2010 he is professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the Biennial of Lyon, the ICC Gallery Tokyo, the Multimediale Karlsruhe or the Biennial of Seville, and are in different public collections, like the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) or the Ludwig Museum (Budapest).
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source: skipcityjp

「現実から夢」に至る「影」の寓話と「糸の切れた人形」がテーマのアニメーション。
タマシュ・ヴァリツキー
1959年ブダペスト(ハンガリー)生まれ。1968年より漫画映画の製作を開始、その後、画家、イラストレーター、写真家としても活躍。1983年よりコンピュータを使った制作を始める。1992年ZKM(視覚メディア研究所)アーティスト・イン・レジデンス、同研究スタッフを経て、 1997年〜2000年ザール芸術学校客員教授。1998年〜1999年まで、岐阜県立国際情報科学芸術アカデミー(IAMAS)のアーティスト・イン・レジデンスとして日本にて滞在制作を行う。その後、2003年マインツ専門大学メディアデザイン研究所教授を経て、2005年よりザール芸術学校教授。ヴァリツキーの作品は、パリのジョルジュ・ポンピドゥー・センター、ボンのオッペンハイマー・コレクション、東京のビデオギャラリーSCAN等に収蔵されている。