sfumato / sfumato
Robert SeidelGermany, United States / 2020 / 3' 18''
Cinema SC, 20:00 h
Theatre &TD, 16:00 h
Sfumato is based on a video installation, pushing the limits of abstract painting in the digital age. In a time of complete virtualization of knowledge, work and monetary flows, painting finally can be in the same state of flux beyond the constraints of a physical material. The title refers to one of the four canonical painting modes of Renaissance art, a technique that emphasizes soft transitions between colours and tones. A convolute of analogue paintings and drawings were dissolved with a self-developed video synthesizer and fused into a continuous visual stream of “moving paintings”.
Robert Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science and technology. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals and museums such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille, Art Center Nabi Seoul, ZKM Karlsruhe and MOCA Taipei. His work was honored with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Honorary Award and the Visual Music Award.
Studio Robert Seidel
categoriesGRAND COMPETITION - SHORT FILM 3