My one main rule within my practice is to not limit myself in anything, be it from the choice of mediums or how I wish to convey something within the piece. I’m passionate about learning everything I can get my hands on, because I’m on the search for an answer on what makes an artist’s style distinguishable. What makes it authentic to the artist alone? I use a variety of tools and techniques such as 3D computer graphics, visual effects, video collage and automatic drawing to experiment and expand upon what animation is. Music and sound serve as two things within my artistic practice: as a means of inspiration – for what sensation and mood I’m going for, what colors I envision through each sound; and as a desire to create animated “visual music”, which are musical structures in visual imagery.
Conceptually, I am drawn to the ambiguity of emotion and its place within our subconscious. For instance, melancholy holds an affinity with our dreams and memories and how we feel about them. Sometimes it isn’t so concrete as we think. An interesting challenge to consider is: what do feelings look like when stripped away from literal context, from its own representational qualities? What’s left are the sounds, colors and textures embodying that sensation. These ideas are at the heart of the abstract animated work I’m making about human emotion and music.
The soundtrack is stereo, composed and mixed by Craig Pruitt.
1993 | Richmond·TX, USA
Arianna Gazca is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who works primarily in animation. Her work often deals with visual music, emotion, and color psychology, and has been featured in screenings and exhibitions including Portland State University’s Time Arts Club’s Visuals Film Festival, and Regional Arts & Culture Council and PNCA’s Media Arts collaborative projection You Are Here.
Currently pursuing her B.F.A. in Animated Arts at PNCA, she lives and works in Portland, OR.
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