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Prelude

animated monoprint
 

Having heard the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, the spare ness, formality and articulation seemed to echo the process of mark making in the print. Like an unfolding flower, the animation has led to unexpected possible outcomes for the work. It was only after animating the video with the Shostakovich soundtrack, that I came to realize that the music was written in response to his hearing the 24 Bach Preludes and Fugues at a Bach Festival competition. Like the animation process the composition is a re-imagining of an original work.