‘Iterations’ is a dazzling and complex iterative loop. Shapes and lines overlap and affect each other across time, culminating in an 8-second loop that retains the flowing qualities associated with straight-ahead full animation with a complexity of movement impossible to achieve through a standard straight-ahead technique.
The piece was inspired by the work and techniques of Adam K. Beckett, an undisputed master of optical printing whose works (‘Sausage City’, ‘Dear Janice’) utilize single iterative loops. The process for animation was straight ahead from the first frame to the last, working on a single layer, adding to and erasing from the previous loops. Later animation partially destroys earlier sequences, and the final images are so complex that individual objects and lines can no longer be completely followed.
1st Place Experimental Film, ASIFA-East Awards, 2017
Punto y Raya festival
Staunton International Film Festival
Arctic Monthly Live
Berlin Experimental Film Festival
Avant Edge Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Melbourne International Animation Festival
Animation World Celebration
Altered Aesthetics Festival
Louisiana Biennial, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston LA
Southern Tier Biennial, Jamestown Community College Center Gallery, Jamestown, NY
Direction, Animation: Jeremy Speed Schwartz
Music: Anton Flint