RVM · PyR 2014
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Improvising Abstract Film


Marcin Giżycki
Marcin Giżycki
Warsaw · Poland
Improvising Abstract Film
Master Class on Aquamation and other hand-made techniques
February 01, 2014 | 10:30h
at HARPA | Reykjavík Concert Hall & Conference Center
Reykjavik, Iceland
free admission until full capacity is reached


The Improvising Abstract Film Master Class discussed the concept of improvised animated abstract film. Historical examples as well as clips from the instructor’s own films were used to illustrate the thesis that film can be used as an improvisational, spontaneous medium in a way similar to abstract expressionist painting.

The focus was put on a technique developed by the instructor which involves painting with water on Japanese disappearing image paper (used in gimmicks like the Zen Board or the Buddha Board).

The presentation of the technique, known as aquamation, was part of the Master Class.

The participants had the chance to try this method by themselves.