PARALLEL WORLDS ART in FILM
Program 2 A special presentation by renown artist Kathy Smith.
Indefinable Moods (2001), a 3-D animation, birthed by Australian artist/director, Kathy Smith, drawn from twenty-three oil painted panels that Smith mapped together in random arrangements. Smith’s approach, “I could process and join elements of symbols and painting and then manipulate these images to a much greater degree than if I were only working on a two-dimensional surface.” Slippages/Grace (2017), the second piece, explores the mysteries for themes of time, life and consciousness. According to digital artist/professor at the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts at USC, her intention was, “I want to show the correlation of three-dimensional time to three dimensional space and how the evolution of creative processes such as drawing, painting, holography, animation and installation, map the non-linear or multiple time perception that is core to this project.” Kathy is a tenured Professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC), focusing on expanded animation. She is currently working on a series of AR oil painted landscapes, including an immersive VR dream series.