L'Art de la Fuga

L'Art de la Fuga
The Art of the Fugue
Daniel Pitarch Fernández
3'18'' · video comp. · stop·motion · colour
2009 | Barcelona, Spain
Punto y Raya Festival 2009
Second Prize

"L'art de la fuga" has been created from the perspective photos of a building taken by the author. The editing process started with the conversion of each of the windows into video frames, fitting them into other windows on the same photo to build up the following video frame (no windows from different photos have been combined here). The order of the windows is sometime consecutive (a line or a column), but it may also follow other motifs or series.

Briefly, it’s about deforming the lines of the fugue to create animation, which destroys the original perspective from where it started. It’s a re-framing and re-ordering process that allows for the static fugue to develop in time.

Die Kunst der Fugue

Incarnadine: modulated_radio_static

Daniel Pitarch Fernández
Daniel Pitarch Fernández

1980 | Barcelona, Spain

Teacher, researcher and musician. He's a professor at the Art & Design School of Tarragona (EADT) and a guest teacher at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). His research areas are the writings of Jean Epstein's, the cinematographic theories in interwar period, the early cinema period, experimental animation cinema and optical toys.

He's the director of L'art de la fuga (2009, awarded Second Prize at 2009 PyR Festival) and A la colònia penitenciària (2011, co-directed by Marcel Pié Barba).

He's also the half of Mamut Cinema, a music project focused on live cinema.

Lives in Barcelona, Spain.   +info