This animation was my final outcome for my degree. I wanted to bring my love of dance and performance into my practice and to be able to work collaboratively with brilliant dancers.
I first choreographed then filmed a routine exploring the themes of depression and disconnected relationships within Tessa Violet’s ‘Haze’, a song that I have always found powerful and relatable.
In my practice, I had been exploring hand-drawn animation and how using different mediums effects the movement of figures. The animation transforms the movement of the dancers through roto-scoping to create a full performance that exists only through translation.
Each of the 1,978 frames was mono-printed by myself by hand, with the noise and distortion of the prints embraced to echo the mental instability alluded to in the song.
Words: Nic Gordon, Illustration, @gordonic
Music: Tessa Violet, @tessaviolet