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08 OCTOBER 2017

Heinrich Wölfflin's planimetric composition in films

"The 1960s saw the development of an opposite approach, what we might call the telephoto aesthetic. Improvements in long focal-length lenses, encouraged by the growing use of location shooting, led to a very different sort of imagery. Instead of exaggerating the distances between foreground and background, long lenses tend to reduce them, making figures quite far apart seem close in size. (In shooting a baseball game for television, the telephoto lens positioned behind the catcher presents catcher, batter, and pitcher as oddly close to one another.) Planes seem to be stacked or pushed together in a way that seems to make the space 'flatter,' the objects and figures more like cardboard cutouts."

(David Bordwell, 2005)

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Buster Keaton • cardboardy space • cinematographyDavid Bordwellflat picture planeflat space • flatter-looking space • frame stacking • Heinrich Wolfflin • imageryJean-Luc Godard • less voluminous • long lenses • Michelangelo Antonioni • planar composition • planimetric composition • rectangular geometry • stacking • telephoto shot • wide-angle lenses

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Simon Perkins
10 FEBRUARY 2013

River of Wisdom: animated version of a Song Dynasty painting

"After debuting at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China (2010上海世界博覽會) and traveling to Hong Kong and Macau, an animated version of the Song Dynasty painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival (清明上河圖), by 12th–century artist Zhang Zeduan (張澤端), is on show in Taipei. The 25cm by 529cm original is a panoramic portrayal of everyday life in Bianjing (汴京), today's Kaifeng (開封), the capital of China during the Song Dynasty. Despite its name, the scroll depicts the architecture and scenery of the period and the apparel and activities of the rich and poor, not the rituals of the Qingming Festival (清明節), otherwise known as Tomb Sweeping Festival. Thirty times larger than the original painting, the animated version, which is titled River of Wisdom, is beamed onto a 6m by 110m screen by 12 projectors. The entire work was digitalized by Crystal CG (水晶石數字科技公司) and its subjects and backdrops move and make sounds."

(Lin King, 29 July 2011, Taipei Times)

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12th century20103D animation • Along the River During • animatedanimated experienceanimated paintinganimation • apparel • Beijing • Bianjing • Chinesecontinuous scene • Crystal CG • everyday life • Expo 2010 • flat picture planeflat spaceHong Kongimmersive experience • Kaifeng • large scale installation • life-size replica • living paintingliving pictures • Macau • Ming Dynasty • painting • Palace Museum • panoramapanoramic portrayal • Qing court • Qingming Festival • Qingyuan • Qiu Ying • remediation • rich and poor • ritual • River of Wisdom • sceneryscrollShanghai • Song Dynasty • Taipei • Taipei Times • Tomb Sweeping Festival • video muralvirtual heritage • Zhang Zeduan

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Guannan (cassie) Du
29 JANUARY 2009

Her Morning Elegance Gallery: pixilated music video of woman dreaming in bed

"Her Morning Elegance has become a pop–art phenomena and the most successful stop motion video ever.
It earned a nomination in the 52nd Grammy Awards and has been screened at film festivals around the world. The video was created from 2096 still photographs that were shot and sequenced to create the sense of movement."
(Oren Lavie)

"Her Morning Elegance", Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan, Featuring: Shir Shomron, Photography: Eyal Landesman

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2009animationbedfigures in spaceflat picture plane • Grammy Awards nomination • Her Morning Elegance • music video • Oren Lavie • pixilation • sense of movement • stop framestop motionstop-frame animation

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Simon Perkins
04 DECEMBER 2008

The Cultural Economy of Ludic Superflatness

"Murakami's subsequent conceptualisation of superflatness links the flat picture planes of traditional Japanese paintings and present–day manga and anime, to the perceived lack of historical distinction between high and low cultures at this locale. At the same time, he believes that post–war conditions in Japan acted as key determinants for the subsequent use and symbolic function of pictorial superflatness in Japanese cultural production. Specific to his concerns are the infantilising effects of Japan's Constitution that has kept it a pacifist country. Superflat may indeed be read as one index of post–war kawaii (cute) culture. Anne Allison traces the rise and fetishisation of cute goods and consumptive pleasures in the 1970s and 80s. She argues that: 'Cuteness became not only a commodity but also equated with consumption itself – the pursuit of something that dislodges the heaviness and constraints of (productive) life. In consuming cuteness, one has the yearning to be comforted and soothed: a yearning that many researchers and designers of play in Japan trace to a nostalgia for experiences in a child's past' (Allison, A. 'Portable Monsters and Commodity Cuteness: Pokemon as Japan's New Global Power,' in Postcolonial Studies, vol. 6, no. 3 (2003), pp. 381–395.)."
(Dean Chan, Australia)

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animeAustraliacomputer games and digital cultures • cultural economy • cultural productioncute • Dean Chan • designflat picture planeflat spacegameshigh cultureJapanlow culturemanganostalgia • post-war conditions • superflatness • Takashi Murakami • technologyWarioWare

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Simon Perkins
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