Marv Newland created this simple and beautiful animation for the National Film Board of Canada using found bits of CMYK information and registration marks.
This quote taken from the NFB website describes it beautifully “This short animation is a dizzying celebration of sound, colour and movement. Here, multitudes of CMYK symbols, pulled off flaps of cereal boxes and other common printed materials, have been isolated and assembled. Freed from their workaday origins, these objects become moving artwork. Coloured dots pulsate, crosshairs roll and primary shapes dance. The result: an unrestrained riot of colour and energy.”
Film showing at St Brides
TUESDAY 20th MARCH 7-9pm
How far would you go for your one true love? Would you give up all of your earthly possessions, your job, and your family? What if your one true love was a printing press…
At 40 years of age, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Laura Zinger’s film, Proceed and Be Bold! joins him for a titillating retelling of this story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world.
The work of this self-proclaimed ‘Humble Negro Printer’ raises emotionally-charged questions and reveals remarkable depth beneath the bold print. By learning the rules and then choosing to break them, Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be: exhilarating and subversive.
Join us for a showing of this film and Q&A session afterwards with the man himself.