[TISEA 1992] Artists Statement: Tamas Waliczky & John Halas — Memory of Moholy Nagy

Artists Statement 

Screening; Computer animation, 1990. Two versions: one is 4’35” long, the other is (with documentary parts) 15′.

An animated journey through the abstract colors, compositions, and constructions of the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy.

Story-board and producer: John Halas
Design and animation: Tamás Waliczky
Music shorter version: Llászló Kiss, longer version: Boris Karadimchev

Video: Excerpt of Memory of Moholy Nagy 

  • Tamas Waliczky (Poland) is an animation and new media artist. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine. Then he worked as painter, illustrator and photographer. He began working with computers in 1983. He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media (DE) in 1992. waliczky.net
  • John Halas (Hungary/UK) [1912 – 1995] (born János Halász) was a pioneering Hungarian animator. Together with Gyula Macskássy, and Félix Kassowitz, Halász co-founded Hungary’s first animation studio, Coloriton, in 1932. Coloriton existed for 4 years, producing high-quality promotion-oriented animations for television and cinema including Boldog király kincse (“The Treasure of the Joyful King”).Halász learned his craft under George Pal, but launched his own career in 1934, and two years later moved to England where later, with his wife Joy Batchelor, founded Halas and Batchelor in 1940. Over the years they made over 70 short subjects during the war, using propaganda from the time. Their best-known film, Animal Farm (1954), was the first full-length animated film made in Great Britain. They also produced the animated TV series Snip and Snap (1960) and the famous music video Love Is All by Roger Glover. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb in 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Halas