Feng Huang *

Feng Huang *
Robert Darroll
10'00" drawing colour
1988 | Hamburg, Germany
Punto y Raya Festival 2011

This film is based on a linear composition in which forms and form groups undergo a continuous process of transformation. In the process, form elements occasionally arise which are related to naturalistic forms, i.e. forms that have a recognisable function in conventional reality. Their arisal is however, merely transitory as they return either as form or non-form into the stream of change.

The composition indicates the intimate relationship between form (matter) and non-form (field) and the continuous flowing exchange that takes place between these two poles.


Author
Robert Darroll
Robert Darroll

1946 | UK  / +2014 Germany


For over 25 years, Robert Darroll has been working in the field of experimental animation. After having studied Fine Arts at the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town, Darroll turned to experimental film and abstract animation, and has been working with digital technology in this field since 1990.
One of the important sources of inspiration for his abstract works, which are often created in close collaboration with international composers, are visual impressions gathered during his stays abroad, as for example, in Asia. One of the main topics of his work is the discussion of the construction of reality and meaning in global media society.
Darroll's works have been presented worldwide at major museums and in the scope of numerous media art and music festivals [including the Netherlands Film Museum, Amsterdam; the American Film Institute, Los Angeles; the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; the ISCM World Music Festival, Seoul; Rencontres Internationales Art Cinema, Paris; VIDEOEX, Zurich; the Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA; the Tokyo National University Museum, Tokyo.
In 2001/02, while living in Japan, Robert Darroll was professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine and later, a teacher at the Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences. He recently moved to Taiwan, where he works at the Dept. of Digital Media at the Ming Chuan University.