What is the line between analog and digital? The difference between tangible and intangible is often so imperceptible as to make the viewer question the process of constructing an image. Analog Abstractions, projected on the screen, highlights how this boundary is increasingly thinning, creating unexpected expressive spaces. Within motion graphics field, more than in others, experimentation with languages allows the reproduction of textures to be so organic to appear real, altering sensory perception. If in the 1950s Saul Bass revolutionized cinema by using graphic elements and analog images on film, in motion graphics this analog-digital integration is now a stylistic feature of some artists and in part a response to the need to insert real elements within an artificial world: an analog nostalgia for what seems to be lost in the process of digital creation and is repurposed in a new aesthetic that simulates its materiality.
Within Analog Abstractions, also a programming of short films screened daily from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in Spazio Arena.
International artists selected by Graphic Days®: Hiromu Oka, Studio Fishball – Yiting Nan, Julia Schimautz, Alexis Jamet, Adolfo Correa, Gianluca Alla, Jordan Coelho, Tim Romanowsky, Ruff Mercy, Stefano Colferai, Lobster Studio, Joseph Toereki, Megan Chong, Raj Jeshang, Irene Suosalo, Maragux Bigou, Jamie Wolfe, Phoebe McCaughley, India Hogan, Inger Bierma, Art Camp, Liang-Hsing Huang, Bryan Lee, Yu Sun