The combination of imaginary and real worlds.
My work explores methods of creating illusions that make the imaginary and the real worlds appear to co-exist. More specifically, my animations look at ways of connecting the real and fantastical by using “low tech” materials. This report discusses existing work that combines animation with video-installation, live-performance, and advertisements; analyzes my research trajectory, explains my methodology for producing new hybrid work in animation; and then describes my projects. Each project is derived from a matrix I developed that forces integrations between two sets of criteria: (1) physical world action, objects and space, and (2) computer-generated images, representational images in an imaginary state and objects in physical space in an imaginary state.