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January 17, 2014

Piotr Dumala - Crime & Punishment (2000)

"Dumala completed his half-hour film of Crime and Punishment (Zbrodnia i Kara) in 2000, after three years of work. He has a unique method: He takes a white plaster panel and coats the surface with glue. He then paints over it with a dark color and lets it dry. He uses a knife and sandpaper to engrave his image, creating a hatching effect that gives it a feeling of texture. To add darkness to a light area, he adds more paint with a brush.

"It’s a form of 'destructive animation.' Each image exists only long enough to be photographed and then painted over to create a sense of movement."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 17, 2014 08:48 AM