COMPUTER MOBILES (HUMAN MOTIONS)

Around 1987, Waliczky used an ATARI 520 ST to make his first-ever animations, which he called Computer Mobiles. The programmers at the Caesar Software Studio helped him to design the software; since then, most of his excercises in animation have been based on programs written wholly or partly for the specific work concerned. In his first works, Waliczky explored the possibility offered by the ATARI computer of storing and endlessly repeating a one to four seconds long animated sequence.

In BALANCE, one of the most attractive works in the COMPUTER MOBILES series, Waliczky arranged the digitized photographs of a man and a woman into an endless vertical composition. The two figures, captured in acrobatic poses, seem to puch and pull one another to and fro, as if engaged in a circus performance watched by the camera as it slowly pans upwards. The emphasis on the vertical supplies a calligraphic element which later recurs in the design of trees forming the basis of THE FOREST.

The COMPUTER MOBILES address a number of major artistic and technical questions which are characteristic of Waliczky's oeuvre and crop up repeatedly in subsequent works. Among these issues is the principle of colour animation, i.e., the use of changes in colour to create an impression of movement, as in the two mobiles WATERBIRD and CRYING WOMAN.

Anna Szepesi, 1995

"HUMAN MOTIONS" ("COMPUTER MOBILES"), 1986-88

Computer installations: "WHEEL", "LOVE TRIANGLE", CENTRAL SHUTTER", "BALANCE", WATERBIRD", CRYING WOMAN", "EYE"

Necessary equipments for the installation: 7 PCs, 7 LCD monitors.

Design and animation: Tamás Waliczky

The "Mobiles" were made with the help of the Caesar Computer Software studio

Studio director: András Császár

Software support: Zoltán Császár, Nándor Czeiner, Emil Venyercsán

Copyright © 1986-1988 Tamás Waliczky and Anna Szepesi

Distributors: Tamás Waliczky, Anna Szepesi, Wallada Bioscop Ltd.

The "HUMAN MOTIONS" at the Multimediale 3 exhibition, ZKM

Images copyright © 1986-1988, 1993 Tamás Waliczky