[ISEA2016] Artist Statement: ANABELA COSTA — IN MOTION

Artist Statement

Single-channel video, 2016, 8’38’’

“In Motion” is an essay on the poetics of movement representation. Forms on Movement, colors on Movement and look on Movement. This experimental and abstract movie was possible after the a three years research with ARTIEFRACT software. The Movement-creation opportunities, offered by this new tool, are completely different from any other, as the software create between two forms a sequence of forms, always moving, that ultimately give rise to one another, completely different from the first. This creation is controlled by controlling the functions and attractors, though it can always be a quota random. This project will aim to a poetic of movement, or its representation can have on the surface of the screen. The movement that occurs in the passage of the color A to the color B, the way this is fused with the movement of forms and the waythat how this form is transformed into another one, cheering and populating the screen in constant rhythms and cadences. This project synchronizes two objectives that are important in my career as an experimental creator, the innovative and experimental technological side by side with the creation of representation of movement-essence of the motion representation of animated cinema.

With support of: CUBE centre de création numérique.
Special thanks to Carine Le Malet.
This film was possible by the use of INRIA software.


  • Anabela Costa: director, producer, Animation-FX-editor;
  • Michel Titin-Schnaider: music;
  • Evelyne Lutton: scientific advisor

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