Kunshan University - Taïwan 2017

"Reincarnation?"

One week workshop with 10 students from the Visual Communication and Design department.


 Inspired by the new techniques of creation invented by the Surrealists in 1925 like 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.  During this workshop, the idea is to create a looped multi-screen animation through computers networks to explore the classical idea of the movement, with new digital technologies.

 

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

Rules for the workshop:


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

- 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 on 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 short (about 5-10sec), relative to the size of the display for a good reading flow.

- Every computer might play a randomly different animation at each cycle (so every students will Make 3 or 4 short variation of the 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: teacher will distribute a special compiled version of PureData software that will allow to showcase simple cycle animation in a network easily.

 

 

Organisation


Each creative animation can be:

- A real time 3d animation programmed within pure data graphical functions

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

- A stop motion photographic animation

- A mix of them 

 

Workshop


Few references


Technical tips


[GEM]的座標系:笛卡兒座標系

 

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