When I was a little boy, I dreamed of making animated films. I discovered where my dad was hidding his super 8 mm camera, traded some toys for a roll of fresh film and drew every images for a very short movie coming straight from my imagination and a box of crayons. After a whole summer of concentration on my story, the negative was ready to be shipped to the lab. It was epic. But the postal service lost it. And so was gone my dream.
But now, that I’m a grown photographer, I can enjoy the long, hard and hypnotic work of interpolation of frames in the intent of creating an illusion. My daily routine, briefly said.
I chose to work around Arte’s new collections of wallpapers, as I felt attracted to their bewitching paterns and had a hint about their ability to lead to a hypnotic induction.
Now, sit comfortably and press the play button. You are getting very, very sleepy...your eyelids are getting heavy...so heavy that you cannot hold them up. You are now asleep. Go deeper asleep. You are under!
There are six more variations around that theme:
Before diving so deep in that work, I planed my journey through the method with that first short piece.
I was so absorbed in the making, I didn’t notice that my cat was taking selfies while napping when I was in his picture field… Thanks Mr Spock!