Viva Dada!

Best Educational Film - International Festival of Films on Art 2016. Montreal, Canada. In 2015, I had the great pleasure to be invited to work on a french documentary about the Dada movement. Given the fact that I'm a big fan of Dada, I spent an entire year fully immersed in this world, animating poems, collages and others artworks, using various techniques, from stop-motion, 2d computer animation, to cell animation and motion graphics. I was given the freedom to animate and play a lot with the artworks and Dada typography, in some cases reconstructing those famous collages made by the dadaists, finding the original images, retouching and printing them and recreating the artworks using a mixed technique of stop-motion and computer animation.

Vida Dada!

director: Régine Abadia
producer: Sophie Parrault
Design and Animation: Ricardo Kump
Sound Design/Music: Margarida Guia
Production Company: Bonne Pioche
Presented by: ARTE France, Bonne Pioche and Centre Pompidou
Here's short reel with some different parts of the movie, followed by the animated reconstruction of the collage "Gutenberggedenkblatt/Ehrenporträt von Charlie Chaplin", by Johannes Baader (Collection Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris).

This next piece is an entire segment of the movie, an animation made from the covers of Dada magazines.

Here's an animated reconstruction of the collage ABCD, by Raoul Hausmann (Collection Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris).

Le mot Dada, by Hugo Ball. 

Manifeste Dada 1918, by Tristan Tzara

Screen Captures
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