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Gustav Sparr

Connected loops of boardgames together builds up a rythm and kind of ongoing composition. The moves of the games functions as the notes in sheet music, where events are marked with drum beats. The irregularity of the loops in relation to each other makes the overall structure constantly shift and transform, even if the basic beahviour or rules never change. The piece is about the spontanous birth of complexitivity and it’s usually inherent property of consisitng of relatively simple parts. Parts that create and cooperate in kind of evolution without losing their character.

English title Beatifictitious
Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Computer
Duration 00:02:59
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Gustav Sparr

Born 1977 in Huddiksvall, grew up in Nynäshamn. Master of Fine Arts degree in Umeå 2007. He is working mainly with an extended vector drawn animation-cycle, as well as graphics, in a kind of illustrative emblem-making, dealing with information and language as well as with identity and self-symbols. Through the use of generative formulas following compositional rules, puzzlelike narratives are constructed. Using snippets of literature and icons from popular culture, Sparr mixes them like a DJ in his animated videos with a critical wit. His work has been shown in many screenings and film festivals across the globe.