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Shugo Tokumaru 'Katachi' by Kijek / Adamski

Shugo Tokumaru 'Katachi' by Kijek / Adamski

David Knight - 30th Jan 2013

Polish animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski have a knack of manipulating everyday materials in ingenious ways - from their stop motion work with cut-up paper for Oi Va Voi, to their remarkable video for Polish jazzer Tomasz Stanko, created from 1km of yarn and a bunch of flashlights.

Polish animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski have a knack of manipulating everyday materials in ingenious ways - from their stop motion work with cut-up paper for <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2009/05/27/bug-13-oi-va-voi%E2%80%99s-everytime-by-kijek-adamski/" target="_blank"><strong>Oi Va Voi</strong></a>, to their remarkable video for <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2010/05/13/tomasz-stanko-quintet%E2%80%99s-grand-central-by-kijek-adamski/" target="_blank"><strong>Polish jazzer Tomasz Stanko</strong></a>, created from 1km of yarn and a bunch of flashlights. But Kijek / Adamski's video for Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru arguably surpasses anything they've done previously. In keeping with the songtitle Katachi - Japanese for 'shape' - they've created a physical timeline of ever-changing shapes, with approximately 2000 cutout silhouettes. Katarzyna and Przemyslaw describe it as "an everlasting chain of convulsive memories". Not only is it a technical triumph - the shapes were made from PVC plates, using a computer-controlled cutter - the progression in the video is completely mesmerising from start to finish. Brilliant. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Q-WM-x__BOk

But Kijek / Adamski's video for Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru arguably surpasses anything they've done previously. In keeping with the songtitle Katachi - Japanese for 'shape' - they've created a physical timeline of ever-changing shapes, with approximately 2000 cutout silhouettes. Katarzyna and Przemyslaw describe it as "an everlasting chain of convulsive memories".

Polish animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski have a knack of manipulating everyday materials in ingenious ways - from their stop motion work with cut-up paper for <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2009/05/27/bug-13-oi-va-voi%E2%80%99s-everytime-by-kijek-adamski/" target="_blank"><strong>Oi Va Voi</strong></a>, to their remarkable video for <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2010/05/13/tomasz-stanko-quintet%E2%80%99s-grand-central-by-kijek-adamski/" target="_blank"><strong>Polish jazzer Tomasz Stanko</strong></a>, created from 1km of yarn and a bunch of flashlights. But Kijek / Adamski's video for Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru arguably surpasses anything they've done previously. In keeping with the songtitle Katachi - Japanese for 'shape' - they've created a physical timeline of ever-changing shapes, with approximately 2000 cutout silhouettes. Katarzyna and Przemyslaw describe it as "an everlasting chain of convulsive memories". Not only is it a technical triumph - the shapes were made from PVC plates, using a computer-controlled cutter - the progression in the video is completely mesmerising from start to finish. Brilliant. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Q-WM-x__BOk

Not only is it a technical triumph - the shapes were made from PVC plates, using a computer-controlled cutter - the progression in the video is completely mesmerising from start to finish. Brilliant.

Polish animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski have a knack of manipulating everyday materials in ingenious ways - from their stop motion work with cut-up paper for <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2009/05/27/bug-13-oi-va-voi%E2%80%99s-everytime-by-kijek-adamski/" target="_blank"><strong>Oi Va Voi</strong></a>, to their remarkable video for <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2010/05/13/tomasz-stanko-quintet%E2%80%99s-grand-central-by-kijek-adamski/" target="_blank"><strong>Polish jazzer Tomasz Stanko</strong></a>, created from 1km of yarn and a bunch of flashlights. But Kijek / Adamski's video for Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru arguably surpasses anything they've done previously. In keeping with the songtitle Katachi - Japanese for 'shape' - they've created a physical timeline of ever-changing shapes, with approximately 2000 cutout silhouettes. Katarzyna and Przemyslaw describe it as "an everlasting chain of convulsive memories". Not only is it a technical triumph - the shapes were made from PVC plates, using a computer-controlled cutter - the progression in the video is completely mesmerising from start to finish. Brilliant. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Q-WM-x__BOk

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Q-WM-x__BOk

David Knight - 30th Jan 2013

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  • Poland
  • Promos
  • Stop motion

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