Jumping into the contradiction of emptiness
A series of animated compositions.
« My original plan was to create sketches based on abstract and sensitive one-phrase-poems. But how is it possible now, in the black and white world, which is falling apart? Is there space and time for this subtility and sensitivity while the criminal genocidal russian war on the territory of the sovereign state of Ukraine is ongoing? How can one be creative during the times when innocent people are being sent to filtration camps and kids are being eliminated for their existence, for being Ukrainians? It’s impossible to hold on to these poems in that form today. They will need to be reinvented. I hope that the black and white of the extraordinary and unique Alpine will help me dive into those questions and define some gray areas in between. »
Emptiness and sharpness moving across each other.
Speedy softness bursting into the depth.
A restless jumper lands into punctuated calmness.
Rough waviness searches for a circle.
Irina Rubina is an animation director, producer and animator. With her company iraru.films she produces and realises short films as well as hybrid & collaborative projects that explore the borderland between animation, film, stage-performance, music and dance. She studied animation and documentary film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, where she created several award winning short films. At the moment she is working on her debut – short film OSJA and is in the final spurt of her PhD in practice program in animation directing at the Babelsberg Film University.
For this first international pinscreen animation residency, Luis Schöffend, sound designer and foley artist, will join Irina to create the soundscape of the project in parallel to the development of the animated images. He wishes to work with sound elements that are in auditive relation to the surface and texture of the Alpine.