Reincarnation - A Networked computer animation - Kunshan 2017


Inspired by the new techniques of creation invented by the Surrealists in 1925 (Exquisite corpse:  "Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, or by following a rule"), we will explore the notion of unconscious and reincarnation in a networked animation art form. 

Cadavres Exquis ( André Breton, Camille Goemans,  Jacques Prévert, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Max Morise, Yves Tanguy)
Cadavres Exquis ( André Breton, Camille Goemans, Jacques Prévert, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Max Morise, Yves Tanguy)

Rules:

- Every animation will follow this simple rule: something enter on left part of the image, cross the screen and exit at right.

- The borders of the screen should not be think as a limit, but as a continuous territory. Left part is the "input" of history, and right part is the "output" to be displayed to the next computer screen.

- For the final presentation, computers will disposed in a "loop shape", the animation will never end and go on forever in cycle. Every little work will be part of a bigger process.

- Duration of animations should be relative to the size of the display for a good flow. (about 5-10sec)

- Every computer might play a randomly different animation at each cycle (so every students will Make 3 or 4 animations), so that to see all images, a visitor need to walk around the screen in circle for many cycles.

- Possibility to break the rules and change the moving direction so the animation go backward?

- Tool: we will use a special version of PureData that will allow to showcase simple cycle animation in a network.

 

 

Each creative animation can be:

- A real time animation (CGI) made with pure data

- A movie file (shot from a camera or made with a 2D/3D animation software)

- A stop motion photographic animation

- A mix of them 

 

For best experience, the duration of the animation should be very short ( 5 - 10 seconds )

Workshop (More picture to come)


Some references


Technical tips


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X向右為正;向左為負

Y向上為正;向下為負

Z向前為正;向後為負