Starting my Animation course, the first thing I heard was that although we are creating a moving image, the way we express ourselves with words is crucial extension of our creative identity. Animation is a language and we use it to convey messages to an audience, and these messages are the most important thing. Therefore the words we use and the way we describe these messages is of great importance.
People have proven that in the past, where they succeeded to change the word with their words. And there they go the manifestos. Manifestos are a public declaration of intentions, opinions, or purposes, and although they usually have a political nature, they have appeared numerous times in the history of Art. And as a future animator I can’t help it but mention the futurism Manifesto.
Manifesto of Futurism appears in 1908, during the industrial age, by the Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti . It aimed to reject the past and embrace the speed, the machinery, the violence and the industry. And a year later the art movement of futurism makes its first steps. Many artists managed to embrace the exciting new world of technology, creating masterpieces of speed and power, while letting everything classical behind them.
We are neither the first to create movement, nor the last, but knowing who were the first artists to create movement is of great importance. We are not in charge to follow their steps but we should all embrace their work and let it inspire us, in hope of taking the art of movement a step further. And last but not least here is my inspiration and my favorite artist of the movement of Futurism. It’s Umberto Boccioni with his masterpiece, “Unique Forms Of Continuity In Space”!