The animation, Estranged, reflects gestures and line drawings made by a group of artists in response to the words,
You feel the word
lives for the first time
as soon as it is spoken.
Mawson Diary, January 1955
sound: Jon Hizzard
Flinders Island 2003
visual sonic manifestation
moving through a landscape
The animation evokes a human(?)
presence rising out of the ice of antarctica
but the figure is transformed
into a primordial anthopomorphic wind creature
giving birth to icicles, wind and other objects.
The sound echoes what is happening in the animation
and adds to that etheriality
(is there such a word?)
of the experience.
I think the animation achieves a represenation
of the etherial nature
of the weather on antartica,
one minute calm the next alll hell breaks loose.
Sydney, 9 July 2008
Acting on the assumption that the subject
is to do with Antarctica,
the animation reminds me
that Antarctica is made up largely
of flowing ice, air and water.
BUT I believe that the description of a subject in art
should have a great deal of intrinsic value
which springs from the artist’s own vision/thinking.
I have great touble in my classes
trying to make some of them realise
that they should interpret rather than copy.
SO I sat running your animation
through and through many times and,
apart from the music which I found a bit distracting,
I found it a mesmerising expereience in its own right,
as well as telling me something
of your personal Antarctica.
Sensuous, I think is a good word
with maybe a touch of sensuality as well.
Melbourne, 7 July 2008