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Mateusz Sadowski
「Shape of the Moment」&「It Takes Time」

Experimental three-dimensional stop-motion animation combining moving images, photographic and sculptural techniques.
Using unique techniques and time-consuming processes associated with animation pre-production and post-production, he explores forms of imaging in an era of widespread automation of perceptual processes and the possibility of circumventing ready-made perceptions.

The moving image was created by adding and subtracting frames placed in the background of a stop-motion animation.
Adjacent scenes change each other's character, playing with the emotions evoked by the moving image and the time involved in interpreting the image.

  • Mateusz Sadowski


    Mateusz Sadowski was born in Poland and lives in Poznan. He earned his B.F.A. in Photography (2007) and M.F.A. in Intermedia (2010) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (2010) with a master’s degree. Sadowski works with experimental film, photography, and spatial objects. His stop-motion animations are the result of his interest in the problem of time and its perception. He has developed a unique mode of expression in a series of works that combine video, photography, and sculpture. In a series of works, he has developed a unique mode of expression. He was awarded the "Young Polish" scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He’s the winner of the 7th Samsung Art Master Award (2010), and the winner of the Chris Frain Award for the Best Animated Film. He currently lectures at the Department of Photography, Poznan University of Arts.

  • 【Curator for Europe】Gerben Schermer


    Curator of contemporary art and animation.
    Gerben Schermer founded, directed, and developed the international Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) from 1985 to 2018. He has held board and consultant positions in national and international organizations, structured guest programs, served on juries at numerous film festivals worldwide, and worked as a film producer and publisher. He is also actively involved on the advisory boards of several foundations' grant programs. He has been invited to universities and art academies around the world to give lectures and master classes on various aspects of animation and is regularly involved in the evaluation of student work.
    He is currently working as a curator of contemporary art and animation, including at the Countryside Animafest Cyprus. Since 2019, he has been a co-curator of animation installations and international artist-in-residence at “the Animation & Contemporary Art.” He also co-curated the accompanying International Museum Day and in 2019 he organized a Chinese contemporary animation installation "LIU Yi Solo Project, Aliens and Immigration Office - Soup Salad Pasta Pizza."

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