sdma - animated painting by bananapancakes
One of the current exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Art is Animated Painting, which will be there until January 13, 2008. One of my favorite artworks in this exhibit is the Motion Barn by the Barnstormers. It is shaped as a small house/barn and on its 4 walls and roof (2 sides) are 6 animated films projected onto it. The films are of the artists painting pieces of art from the beginning to the end. These films may be watched from outside the barn or viewers may also enter the barn and watch the films from inside the walls and ceiling. I thought the inside was much cooler and it seemed like a nice place to just lie down and watch the films all day. Music was also played inside the room that the barn was located in, which added to the entertainment.
Other artworks that I liked at this exhibit were the three digital animations by Robin Rhode. While walking by it, the first digital animation was playing (The Shower). It showed Rhode in a shower, but instead of water coming out of the showerhead…it looked like charcoal was pouring down. It looked very realistic, but it really was just an animated painting. The other two digital animations were called Harvest and The Stripper…over 5 years ago