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