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Fragmentation Animations 1968-1970 ➔ Aging Process (fragmentation animation)

Moving Image

Charles A. Csuri
Punch Cards, IBM 1130
From C99.00152 "Real-Time Film Animation", 0:28:00, 1.4 MB. The length of original video: 19:30:00.

Historical Significance
In 1967, Csuri began creating animations. Again, the artist used his drawings as the foundation for his creative exploration with the computer. With Artist into Frog, Aging Process, and Hummingbird, Csuri expanded his notion of object transformation to include the morphing of human faces and animals. Today, morphing is characterized by a seamless transition between forms. Csuri’s early fragmentation animations foreshadowed morphing technology. However, the artist, more interested in modern art than photographic realism, used the time-honored artistic relationship between form and abstraction to accomplish the seamless morphing transition between the forms.
Hummingbird, the film, gained international acclaim when it stunned audiences at the fourth International Experimental Film Competition in Brussels and received an award. It was subsequently exhibited Czechoslovakia, Israel, Germany, Great Britain, the United States, and Yugoslavia.

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