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Frieze Frame
Gustav Sparr

A figure is feeding dense graphic material into a machine that investigates the elements of the images. A rebus-like narrative is constructed by the sequencing of the details depicting documents and signs relating DNA to artistic practices, and a fabric of meanings is woven. Inspired by a scene in Bladerunner, and a part of a larger corpus of intertwined artworks, the animation is a compact semantic artifact that circles around themes of cloning, information and communication.

Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Other
Duration 00:02:49
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2008
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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.