»Calculated Movements« by Larry Cuba | i |
creators: Larry Cuba
title: Calculated Movements
year: 1985

video, b/w, computer-aided

16mm, B/W

artwork type: video, computer-generated

A choreographed sequence of graphic events constructed from simple elements repeated and combined in a hierarchical structure. The simplest element is a linear ribbon-like figure, that appears, follows a path across the screen and then disappears. The next level up in the hierarchy is an animating geometric form composed of multiple copies of the ribbon figure shifted in time and space. At this level the copies are spread out into a two-dimensional symmetry pattern or shifted out of phase for a follow-the-leader type effect, or a combination of the two. The highest level is the sequential arrangement of these graphic events into a score that describes the composition from beginning to end.

Festival Awards

Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film/Video Festival, West Orange,NJ (1985)
Video Culture International Competition, Toronto, Canada (1985)
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA (1986)
Athens International Film Festival, Athens,OH (1986)
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI (1986)
Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville,TN (1986)
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (1987)

Festival Screenings

Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale,IL (1985)
Siggraph ’85 Art Show, San Francisco, CA (1985)
SF Independent Video Festival, San Francisco,CA (1985)
Hiroshima ’85, Hiroshima, Japan (1985)
DIGICON ’85, Vancouver, Canada (1985)
LA International Animation Celebration, Los Angeles,CA (1985)

[Larry Cuba, n.d.]

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