Point

Point
Matt Abbiss
Martins Strautnieks
1'42'' drawing colour
2013 | London, UK
Punto y Raya Festival 2016
Audience Award

Abstract, drawn animation, commissioned for the Wilderness of Mirrors pavilion as part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale.


Sound by Martins Strautnieks.


Authors
Matt Abbiss
Matt Abbiss

1971 | London, UK

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Matt Abbiss is an animator, occasional comic artist and frequent lecturer. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in Visual Communication in 1999 and the Royal College of Art in 2004 with an MA in Animation. His MA films were screened globally and broadcast on TV. Poor God was awarded a Special Distinction at Annecy 2003.

He has since worked directing and animating at various studios. He has been a senior lecturer in Animation at Portsmouth University, and is currently a Programme Tutor at the RCA. He also holds workshops at Kassel, Middlesex University and Plymouth College of Art.  He is part of the CHILDSPLA research team, developing an iPad app for use in children’s hospitals to better determine children’s health states.

Since 2011 Matt has been working on a series of untitled abstract animations.


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Martins Strautnieks
Martins Strautnieks
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UK

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My experience is built on diligent learning and hard work at academic environment, experiments within different bands, collaborations with electronic music artists, singers, cinema directors and media artists that are based in Europe and the United Kingdom. 

It started when I was 6 years old. My parents decided to send me to a music school, where I was studying music theory, choir singing, piano and a free choice of musical instruments which in succession were violin, clarinet and later on a bassoon. After 9 years of studying I moved away from academic music to active participation in bands as a singer and keyboard player. 

My experience in Music Production began back in 1998 when I first acquired a computer. Starting with using such sound production tools as Fast Tracker and SoundForge. Nowadays I work mostly at a studio using Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Midi Controllers, Field and Voice Recordings. 

Currently I am London-based freelancer sound designer, composer, sound supervisor. I am always open to a new collaborations and changing locations if it is required.


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