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11 DECEMBER 2015

1926 Silhouettenfilm von Lotte Reiniger, Musik von Wolfgang Zeller

"Mit dem Silhouettenfilm 'Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed' schuf Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981) den ersten langen Animationsfilm der Filmgeschichte und entwickelte Technik sowie Ästhetik dieses Genres bereits in den 20er Jahren zur künstlerischen Perfektion. Ihr Stil knüpft an die chinesischen Schattenspiele an, die sie durch die Möglichkeiten des Films erweiterte. Zu diesem an sich stummen Film (es gibt einige Zwischentitel) komponierte Wolfgang Zeller eine Tonspur für Orchester."

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1926black and white • cardboard cut-outs • colour silhouette film • colour tintcraft technique • cutout animation • Die Geschichte des Prinzen Achmed (1926) • feature-length animated film • German cinema • German film director • Lotte Reiniger • monochrome • paper animationpaper craftpaper cut designpapercuttingpioneering animatorshadow playshadow puppetsilent cinemasilhouette • silhouette animation • silhouette film • silhouette films • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) • traditional craft technique • Wolfgang Zeller • women in animation

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Simon Perkins
03 DECEMBER 2012

Daito Manabe + Nosaj Thing: Eclipse/Blue

"We first got the chance to ascend into Nosaj Thing's sonic dreamworld at our The Creators Project: New York 2011, where he performed alongside some fittingly fantastical installations like Zigelbaum + Coelho's Six–Forty by Four–Eighty and Team Dis–Kinect's motion–mimicking puppet. Engaged in a subtle dance with his MPD32, Nosaj wove together a pounding, wistful set before projected visuals. As surreal as that live experience was, its visual component is nothing compared to what technology artist Daito Manabe has accomplished for Nosaj Thing's 'Eclipse/Blue.'

With support from The Creators Project, and collaborating with Perfume choreographer MIKIKO, Manabe created a dynamic virtual environment to serve as the backdrop for two dancers whose movements across the stage are amplified by the graphics behind them, making each action feel larger and more emotive."

(The Creators Project)

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abstractionalgorithmic art • artist and producer • Blonde Redhead • choreography • collaborators • computational aesthetics • Daito Manabe • dance performancedesign formalism • Eclipse/Blue • electronic musicgenerative design • Home (album) • J-PopJapanese • Kazu Makino • MIKIKO • minimalist electronicamusic video • Nosaj Thing • pattern • Perfume (band) • Point Grey (camera) • programmed stage show • projection artprojection mappingprojection worksreactive graphicsshadow puppet • Takcom (artist) • The Creators Project • visual abstractionvisual spectaclevisualisation

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Simon Perkins
06 MARCH 2012

Shadow puppetry matches dreamlike quality of Kate Bush song

"50 Word's for Snow found the elusive Kate Bush at her most stark and stripped–down. The album was the aural equivalent of a single line of footsteps in a snowy pasture. It's no wonder then that Bush, who has always been skilled at pairing her music with their equivalent visuals, turned away from her trademark cinematics for the video of her song, 'Lake Tahoe.'

In the album version of 'Lake Tahoe,' only quiet strings and a piano accompany Bush as she weaves a tale of an old dog dreaming of his owner. And while the full song explains the animal's true situation, Bush – who directed the video herself – has trimmed it down into a more ambiguous excerpt here.

Her use of shadow puppetry matches song's dreamlike quality. The stark contrast between the black figures and the white world makes each set piece seem mystical. The dog runs through phantasmagorical lands filled with spooky woods, looking for his owner. It's beautiful in its simplicity – emphasizing small subtle movements over big extravagance. The elegant design of the puppets mixes fantasy elements like the moving trees with realistic pieces such as the soft sway of the woman's hair."

(Dan Raby, 24 January 2012, All Songs Considered Blog, National Public Radio)

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2012 • 50 • 50 Words for Snow • aestheticsblack and whitedesigndioramadogdreamlike quality • Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe • elegant designfantasyfantasy elements • graphic • hair • Kate Bush • Lake Tahoe • monochromatic • moving trees • music video • National Public Radio • NPRphantasmagoriaphantasmagoricalpuppetpuppetry • Robert Allsopp • shadowshadow puppetshallow focussimplicityspooky woodsstripped-down • subtle movements • tale • visual designvisual spectaclevisual storyvisual style

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Simon Perkins
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