Since 2010, Colin has been working with musicians and sound artists to create digital works employing hundreds of manipulated images of paintings, animated to evolve slowly over a period of time. The process of creation is varied. For many works the process starts with a piece of music or sound scape which Colin uses to inform the composition, colour and surface of a series of paintings. The paintings are then animated to evolve slowly in response to the aural changes present in the music or sound piece that informed them.
In other works, the final animation is silent. These silent animated sequences operate as a kind of moving visual score for musicians and sound artists to respond to. This response can be improvised or composed, peformed live or recorded.
This page presents a selection of these works - quiet and (very) loud.
A Slow Collapse - Lawson / Marconi Union from Colin Lawson on Vimeo.
A Slow Collapse - Paintings: Colin Lawson / Music: Marconi Union / Animation: Chanté St Clair Inglis / 2011 / 04:46
For Rei as a Doe - Paintings: Colin Lawson / Music composition and computer: Michael Edwards / Piano: Karin Shistek / Animation: Chanté St Clair Inglis / 2016 / 40:30
The Shadow is What You Hear - Paintings : Colin Lawson / Sound: Lee Riley / Animation: Chanté St Clair Inglis / 2015 / 15:30
Fire Walker (edit) - Music: Lee Riley / Painting & Animation by Colin Lawson / Chanté St Clair Inglis /2011 / 14:00
Swell Bliss - Music: Pleq (Downtempo edition) / Paintings & Animation: Colin Lawson / Chanté St Clair Inglis /2010 / 4:55
Drowning Static - Music: Euhedral/ Paintings & Animation: Colin Lawson / Chanté St Clair Inglis /2009 / 6:39