I am not sure if everyone does this, but I immediately put myself, symbolically at first, into each of his images. I asked myself what would my role be in these spaces? How would I look if I were in these rooms? What emotions would I convey? So I decided to do more that just imagine; I decided to actually put myself into each one of the rooms. Here is my Self-Portrait for this week. Black and White in a Room in Portland:
While I was doing the legwork for this part of the project, I started to see how much what I was doing was like animation. I had taken shots of several the poses in the “room.” So I decided to put them together with iMovie. This first prototype is a bit unsophisticated, but it is a springboard for future ideas. I thought about perhaps using Ari’s drawings as sets. Sets onto which I could add photographic characters, reading lines of dialogue, monologue, poetry etc… I want to try and create what I am calling animated talking comics, or very slow motion animated films, where the background or sets are drawn, but the characters are photographs, or vice versa. I will keep you posted. Stay tuned for the next piece; they will be filed under Lost In Drawings. I would love for others to send me background drawings as well. You can find my email on my profile. As always please let the entire clip load before viewing. Enjoy.