Come on, it’ll be fun! Okay, I’ve never been to Baltimore…
Here’s what happens when you finally see a new long awaited and wonderful in all terms film from your favorite director. In spring! CLINIC 212 creative agency is known for loving animals of all kinds, so we kind of HAD to do this. Just a couple of long nights in the office and voila – brand new handmade three-room boutique hotel for birds also known as The Grand Budapest Hotel.
If you see Wes Andersoon, please thank him for inspiring us and, if you know any winged tourists en route to Vilnius, do share the news! Here’s the exact location of The Grand Budapest Hotel birdhouse: https://goo.gl/maps/D49YI
Everything moves and everything changes. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said: “There is nothing permanent except change.” Motion is ingrained in life, though some objects move very quickly (such as electrons) and others so slowly (a growing tree, for example) that they seem static.
Visual artists too investigate the meaning and influence of motion in our real life. During the 1960’s, the Op Art (short for Optic Art) movement began experimenting with pictures that stimulate the brain in such a way that they appear to move. It is around 1997 that I started developing optic kinetic media called ‘Kinegrams’.
In few words, Kinegrams are interactive, static images that magically move as soon as the reader/viewer overlays them with a special film. Based on early optical principles, this new technique allows me to transform everyday objects into little movie machines… These optical applications produce true amazing effects with simple phase-motion patterns and stripe overlays — rivaling the classic motion picture toys of a century ago.
How it works
All animation is based on the same principle: persistence of vision. The Kinegrams artfully combine the visual effects of moiré patterns with the zoetrope animation technique. In fact, the animated sequence is created when the complex image is viewed through the acetate that has a fine pattern of black lines printed on it. In between the black lines, the acetate is transparent, and as the overlay is slid across the Kinegram, different selections of lines become visible… Your brain links this succession of lines together, creating the illusion of fluid motion, as shown in the example below.
In this kinoptic picture, the black bat seems to flutter, move and/or expand. Moreover, when you stare for a while at it and close your eyes you will see a white bat!
Kinoptic designs are optical illusions in which a static image appears to be moving due to the cognitive effects of interacting color contrasts and shape position. The essence of Kinoptic Art is actually to play with our optic nerves, to surprise and create the illusion of colors, dimensions or motion. Op Artist uses a palette of elements like blank spaces, XOR spaces, interspaces, interferences, space tiling and geometric patterns. Precision is also important in my creative processes: a small change in an Kinoptic Art picture can strongly modify or negate a visual effect.
Read more at: http://www.saatchiart.com/GSarcone
Creative photo series by Paris based photographer Léo Caillard features old statues dressed in hipster clothing.