ANNE FIE SALVERDA ABOUT SPRING!
Movement and emotion
The first series of images of Spring! was born out of a spontaneous collaboration with artists who were staying at the residency in Blanca at the same time. “Besides myself, there were seven other artists there, all women. It was a cool place with beautiful spaces to work in, and it was very international. The two girls who dance in my film were from Chile.”
Anne Fie immediately felt a connection between her own work and that of the South American dancers, between movement and emotion. “The two ladies inspired me with their work, they improvised a lot with movement. And I was just fascinated to see people who also use their own emotions in their work, but not in the way I do – so not visually but with movements as a means of expression.”
From film to animation
The personal was an important starting point for Anne Fie’s award-winning graduate project. After creating an animated figure of herself for that work, Anne Fie became interested in continuing to transform other people into abstract images. “The dancers are more like a rotoscoping technique. So, you film the people or the subjects, and you just draw over them frame by frame.”
For Anne Fie, this transition from film to animation is much more than a technical step. She not only wants to capture the world around her, but also to make something new that extends to the edge of her imagination and comfort zone. “I’m always creating a little bit of my own world,” she says. In the resulting animation, the softness of Anne Fie’s lines magically melds into movement. A background of stars creates a dreamy, sparkling effect.