Exploring Forms: Architecture and Filmic Wipes Exploring Visual and Structural Potential of 25 Frame Wipes in Film, Motion Graphics, Television and Animation

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Abstract

This paper explores three key texts starting with Eisenstein’s theories in Towards a Theory of Montage [1937-1940] (1994). Eisenstein describes architecture and film, ancient buildings and experiencing physical place in comparison to a shot by shot analysis, referencing ancient architecture in Greece. Eisenstein’s ideas in contemporary motion graphics relate to production delivery in kits of parts. Rhythms structure and poetic form appear in my current works Recipes for Baking Bread, a series of short motion graphics films telling stories from Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. Memories, physical spaces and poetic architecture are explored in five short films. A 25 frame wipe is used as a physical intersection between stories, between times and geographic spaces.
In comparison to Eisenstein’s ideas, Dziga Vertov writes about rhythm and structure in production of films. In On the Organisation of a Creative Laboratory [1936] (1984) Vertov describes technical rhythm. Hito Steyerl writes about architecture in film. Film as architecture. In her commentary on uses of wipes as filmic devices Steyerl describes a process of erasure. Deleting and removing present day realities for future visions. These works compare to poetic forms and visual structures in precedents including Samuel Beckett, Laurence Sterne, Oulipo poetry and works by Rilke, Rumi and Brecht.
A digital presentation introduces storyboards and production work for Recipes for Baking Bread due to for release in September 2021. Storyboards, production maps, diagrams. These appear with work in progress and finished sections of film works. Presented with a map of connections exploring theoretical texts behind key scenes and narratives. These include works relating to mainstream target audiences, Ukrainian communities and academic audiences. These works form part of my PhD project due for completion in September 2021. A visual memory archive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages28
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2021
EventThe 8th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment with AWARDs - Rome, Italy
Duration: 22 Sep 202124 Sep 2021
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceThe 8th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment with AWARDs
Abbreviated titleS.ARCH 2021
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period22/09/2124/09/21

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