As it is Now [Director: Lesley Kaiser. Animation: Logan Austin] in Animacall Animation Project 2011, The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece).
Kaiser, L; Austin, L
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This animation of daily photos (by Lesley Kaiser) of a blossom tree over a period of one year tracks the changing seasons in the microcosm of a Ponsonby garden and responds to the fact that a work of art can be seen as a biological encounter. This work looks at digital aesthetics in nature within the wider context of cognitive science, evocriticism, poetry, and from an art practitioner’s perspective. Created in an era of climate change, the work is set against a background of a dying native cabbage tree, and nostalgically captures for the future the delight that springtime may bring, as well the sadness inherent in things (the Japanese concept of mono no aware). Technical aspects of animation: Logan Austin