Tamás Waliczky: The Way, 1994, excerpt


"The Way" is a 3-D computer animation combined with live video. Depicted are three runners followed by a camera down a foggy street in a small German village.

To visualize "The Way", I've inverted the common system of the central perspactive. Instead of having the vanishing point at its usual place (i.e., on the horizon which represents endlessness), I've moved it to the closest possible position next to the viewpoint. Since the viewpoint and the vanishing point are in nearly the same place in this system, every object dissappears before it reaches the viewer. The further an object is from the viewer, the larger it appears. The closer an object is, the smaller. You can notice this effect on the runners, too: the smallest runner is the one closest to you and the biggest, the furthest away. Since our camera follows the runners, their sizes are the same. They are a kind of reference point in this strange inverted world.

Tamás Waliczky, 1995

"THE WAY" 1994

Computer animation, video installation, 2' 41"

Master: Betacam SP

Conception: Tamás Waliczky & Anna Szepesi

Animation: Tamás Waliczky

Actor and music: Manfred Hauffen

Software: Chris Dodge, Sebastian Egner, Lutz Kettner

Camera: Uwe Teske, Stefan Joachim

Special thanks for: Astrid Sommer

Produced by Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

Copyright © 1994 Tamás Waliczky & Anna Szepesi

Distributors: Tamás Waliczky, Anna Szepesi

Images copyright © 1994 Tamás Waliczky