Following on from the success of our collaboration at the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy we are planning our next event. Maria & I very much enjoyed our collaboration and we will work together again in December at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Dates and ticket details to follow.
We have also launched a website to talk about all things AniMotion.
Last night saw the launch
of a new artistic collaboration between Fine Artist Maria Rud and Projection
Artist Ross Ashton. Together they have collaborated to bring together painting,
music and projection mapping into one live experience. Animotion - Syrinx, originally uploaded by Ross Ashton.
In collaboration with
Ross Ashton, AniMotion has now been taken to a new level.Ross has created a method of mapping the
artist’s work directly to the architecture. This allows Maria to create in
three dimensions, directly onto the building. She is free to reinterpret the
architecture in real time using traditional painting methods. Animotion - Sound of Sleat, originally uploaded by Ross Ashton.
Maria Rud said, ‘By
uniting music and painting through the art of projection, AniMotion immerses
audiences in a world of transcendence.By dissolving boundaries between art forms you reveal a whole new world
and a new art form.’ Maria Rud and musicians at work, originally uploaded by Ross Ashton.
The use of live music as
part of the process adds to the spectacular nature of the piece. For the work
in Cambridge, Maria collaborated with three musicians based in Edinburgh, Dave
Heath, Fay Fife and DJ Dolphin Boy. They composed three pieces of music for
‘Dark Matter’. ‘An Improvisation on Debussy’s Syrinx’ (Heath), ‘The Sound of
Sleat’ (Fife/Levy), and ‘Dark Matter’ (Fife/ Heath/Levy)
‘This was a very exciting process for to
work through.” says Ashton. ‘As soon as we started to discuss it, I knew that I
could make this collaboration work and give Maria the freedom she needed to create her art.
It has been very satisfying intellectually. I think that the results speak for
themselves. Nothing is hidden. The
audience are encouraged to watch the painter as she develops and redevelops the
I am the owner of The Projection Studio, a company specialising in large scale and architectural projection events.
I was born and educated in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, before moving to
London and Paris where I began work in large scale Son et Lumière.
I am a practitioner of the art of Architectural Projection. I use
images and architecture in combination to allow audiences to see a
building in a new way.
My overall vision goes beyond a static appearance and takes into account
the motion of light and objects. My specially commissioned Son et
Lumière shows have received much attention worldwide.
I like to take the landscape and the texture of the space as my
inspiration. Three-dimensional surfaces allow me to add or subtract
texture and imagery, to play games with space. I want the viewer to
arrive at a new appreciation of a series of surfaces.
Many of the buildings and sites that I work with are protected, listed
or world heritage sites. It is not possible to physically manipulate
these buildings in any way on a permanent basis. Re-manipulating the
architecture within the projection allows the possibility of changing
and re-imagining these buildings on a transitory basis.