The following sketches, and the ones I’m going to put in the next three blog posts, were all drawn at lightening speed – just a few seconds each – trying to capture the thrill of seeing Tacita Dean’s film “Antigone” that was being shown at the Royal Academy in London. Screen shots – a moment in time.
This was two synchronised 35mm colour anamorphic films lasting about 56 minutes. Tacita used masks on her camera as well so a lot of the time there was actually 4 images being displayed simultaneously.
With images changing all the time, I had to be quick. This necessitated a great deal of abstraction, which I felt was a good exercise, and was certainly interesting for at least one person, helping me to understand the film more with it’s multi-layered meanings.
No more talk – just images for this and the next three posts. Hope you can enjoy / put up with them!