The Fading Piece at Connecting Space-Zurich (2014.10.09)

The Fading Piece at Connecting Space-Zurich (2014.10.09)

 

消失之中 | THE FADING PIECE

– Jess Lau 劉清華

Stop motion animation (20 minutes) / Showreel [open]

Keywords | MEMORY, TRACES, UNTRACING, ARCHIVING, CONSTRUCTION, DESTRUCTION

 

 

 

It has already gone too far.
Who knows when? Who knows how? It just gradually happens.
We remains,
Wandering randomly,
On the streets, Into the alleys,
And in our faintly discernible memories.
One day,
Seems to be secretly,
Or quietly,
It comes.
Again, It comes.

The Fading Piece is a duo stop-motion animation with sound. The animation on the right shows a diminishing pastel while the one on the left reveals the development of a line-drawing on the Kwun Tong landscape, simultaneously, line by line. Gradually, the skyline of the city is covered by black strokes left by the pastel.

《消失之中》為一雙視頻的定格動畫裝置。動畫展示現實中的一枝畫筆其重量完全轉移到畫紙之上(觀塘景觀)的過程。畫和筆不斷地一加一減,同時,它们㩗手建立也消滅了城市。

The Fading Piece (2014, Jess Lau)

The Fading Piece (2014, Jess Lau) @WMC_e5, Connecting Space-HK



Substances and energies are unceasingly circulating and transforming. A stop-motion animation in the virtual world formed when the pastel in reality transformed into the scenery (Kwun Tong landscape) on paper, simultaneously, line by line. The animation is the recorder as well as the carrier of the energy.

I spent around half a year, 4 to 5 hours a day, to make this stop motion animation. Alongside every stroke I made, I had to record the drawing and also the pastel. I repeated around 14,000 times to finish it. Unlike other animations, I highlighted the process of the creation of animation, an all-along meditative process of making as it happened.

物質與能量總毫無間斷地在流動,轉化;定格動畫記錄了現實中的一支畫筆其重量完全轉移到畫紙之上的過程,不斷地一加一減後,畫筆同時建立也消滅了城市。我花了半年時間,每天四至五小時去完成作品;太約用了一萬四千筆來完成,每畫一筆都會為畫紙及畫筆拍一張照作紀錄,合成後成為一個定格動畫作品。著眼於製作動畫的過程如何令能量轉化,是物質的量也是時間的量。

About Jess LAU

Jess

 

Jess Ching-wa Lau – a media and illustration artist, born in Hong Kong, 1991. Her works often contemplate the relations between animation and contemporary arts in general.
劉清華–熱愛媒體藝術及插畫。1991年生於香港。作品往往是當代藝術與動畫之間的多重對話。

http://cargocollective.com/jesslau/About-Jess-Lau

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