digitally painted still frames from video
20 stills from my video "parnasus" (http://vimeo.com/33705372)
are being re-painted manually with a graphic tablet and digital painting software. The images in their original widescreen format (70cmX40cm) will be printed on fine art quality paper
The video the stills are taken from was shot in "Cine Ars", the famous laboratory in Cinecittà Film Studios in Rome. The lab is managed by a family that from generations creates props and scenographies for movies. But the growing use of CGI in movies are putting their work in danger, narrowing their field of action and transforming their work in modern archeology.
So I thought to treat the fake statues as 3d graphics, cutting them out from the video frame, rigging them with a 3d skeleton, animating them and re-inserting them in the video.
The hand-made Analogic fake-but-real becomes even more fake, while recycling itself to survive the Digital Age.