[ISEA94] Artist Statement: Michaela Zabranska – The First Political Speech

Artist Statement

The First Political Speech is inspired by words, charismatic hypnotic and humorous, but ultimately meaningless. The animation shows a crowd of technological “robotniks”, entanced by a speaker seen only through the motion of its shadow. The robotniks, surrounded by hazy images of past, current and future world leaders only through the motion of its shadow. The robotniks, surrounded by hazy images of past, current and future world leaders from many cultures, respond with applause, as serfs to empty words. The words of inspiration used in the animation are from a poem of the same title written by canadian author, Eli Mandel.

Computer Graphics Research Lab., Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2’20”

  • Michaela Zabranska (Computer Graphics Research lab., Simon Fraser University, Canada): Director. Michaela Zabranska studied fine arts in the Public College of Art in Prague, Czechoslovakia and computer craphics in the Czech Technical University (CVUT), Faculty of Technical Cybernetics, Prague.