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A place I'd like to be

Ryan Hayward
2003

An animation using techniques of traditional animation, photography, found footage, flip book and digital processes. A frame-by-frame flipbook / film strip sequence. The work focuses on the films of the pre and post World War II era, escapist cinema. Three books have been made to hold the contents of the animation, enhancing the idea of history, documentation and representation. The images of a Fred Astaire musical are used and manipulated with water on paper, so each image is unique. The washed out images represent a washed out, vague, ever changing and translating history. There is no dialogue just music and dance. Two international languages. The title suggests a dream-like place were things seem better. But an almost dark, uneasy atmosphere is cast over the work, via the manipulated imagery.

Format
video
Duration
00:02:10
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From A place I'd like to be, via d'archive – via d/Archive