ReFrame was performed at Festival of Endless Gratitude 2019. The project is centred around a game that turns the process of animation into a participatory, collaborative and open process. We wanted to create a space where festival goers can respond to the music at the same time as contributing to the making of a piece of art, learning about the process of animation by taking part. The piece crosses the boundaries of sculpture and installation, audience and performer, process and presentation and public and private.
Participants are presented with an abstract image on a card. They then draw a card with another image on it – Then then roll 2 dice – the numbers on the dice dictate how many frames the participant has to transform the shape from one to the other. All the images are drawn in sand on a light box and participants can either use their hands or a selection of tools. A camera placed, above the light box records each of their frames, and feeds it straight into the video loop playing on the opposite wall, playing it back at 12 frames a second. When the participants are done, they sit and wait to see their contribution appear as part of the full video loop. The video loop acts as a visual display for the concerts, both for people in the crowd and those inside. Different music, or times of day may incur different results.