MOTH is a traditionally animated, hand painted, gouache-on-paper film. It is animated mostly straight-ahead, with frames painted on paper almost daily for 14 months. The film seeded and bloomed from the simple act of a moth hitting my studio window and continues as a wandering through the primal emotions of birth, motherhood, body, nature, metamorphosis and dance.
Allison Schulnik 2019
+ pure enjoyment of paintings in actions, transforming aesthetic into a duration of movements and changing states
Sun Xun (born 1980) is one of China’s most exciting young artists, best known for his animations made up of thousands of ink paintings, charcoal drawings and woodcuts. Containing very little dialogue, these hand-made films use combinations of image, sound and text to raise questions about what we perceive as truth and explore the slippery dynamics of memory, history, culture and politics.
+ i think i should look into more contemporary chinese artists and explore the differences and significance in modern art of my own origin