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Title: War poems : a transgression of objective and linear imagery towards the avant-garde in animation
Authors: Conradi, Ina
Keywords: Visual arts and music::General
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Conradi, I. (2015). War poems : a transgression of objective and linear imagery towards the avant-garde in animation. TECHART: Journal of Arts and Imaging Science, 2(1), 14-22.
Project: M4080760.B40
RG 55/10 (M52090031)
Journal: TECHART: Journal of Arts and Imaging Science
Abstract: From a painter’s perspective, 3D stereo animation provides a fresh method of intensifying and isolating a pictorial space while conveying an illusion of a “real” notion of space and time. The resulting animated painting appears to share its physical space with the viewer. This paper describes the making of “Elysian Fields,” a 3D animated experimental short film that commemorates WWII. It aesthetically and philosophically examines the effect of the representational and abstract qualities of animation and their ability to convey a narrative. This paper will reflect on an art form that has resulted from cross–media exchanges between new media painting and stereoscopic 3D animation. The film’s extremely naturalistic figurative animation visually occupies a contradictory space in relation to the narratives told through surreal and abstract painting. Earlier abstract films by the author influenced the creation of the surreal war film and played a significant role in the structure of the narrative. Furthermore, Elysian Fields was adapted and calibrated for display on various 3D display systems, from large-scale immersive cinematic spaces to an immersive 320˚ theatre at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Ars Electronica’s Deep Space and gallery space installation. Winner of a number of accolades, including multiple “Best Animated 3D Short Film” awards, the film competed with another 56 films for the 86th Academy Awards Qualifying Screening Entry. (
ISSN: 2288-9248
DOI: 10.15323/techart.2015.
Rights: © 2015 TECHART & Nurimedia. All rights reserved.
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