Wow. Moet je dit zien. Vormplatform redacteurs Reinout en Martijn zitten dan wel neck-deep in de gif-game, maar Adrian kan er ook een potje van zeg! Adrian mixt het gevoel van een cinemagraph (een stilstaand beeld waarbij een minimale herhaling zorgt voor beweging) met al bestaande street art. We kwamen in contact met Adrian en vroegen hem waar zijn gedreven geest de tijd vandaan haalt street art in beweging te brengen.
Adrian: “I can tell you that I always hated the gifs. Because they were only stupid thing: extracts from films, and weird stuff. But one day I began to see really cool gif artists, cinemagraphs and intelligent gifs, so I began to work on them myself. Since I began with photography I always took photos of street art. I like the concept of art in the street: it’s a free for all, and for everyone. So one day, trying to move some of my photos, I came up with some of animations of street art. I do this because for me it’s like animating the walls of the internet. When you are walking in the streets you can see a random piece of street art, so when you are surfing on the net, it can be the same, but virtually.
I think that giving them movement, I can give more meaning to the piece, playing with the surrounding buildings, people, and other city stuff. Then there is the looped format. They are like microfilms: they tell us a story over and over again. So I think the key is the format, because I can uploaded them in video format, but by this way, there is an start and end point and it has an end. In gif, the motion is perpetual, so they can be quite hypnotic. These days everything goes fast, everything is ephemeral. We don’t have time to think deeply about anything, but with the gif format we can watch moving art in an eternal way. It only stops when you stop watching it.”