Gregory Barsamian's strobe-lit kinetic sculptures create an experience that places observers in a perceptual paradox that oscillates between the illusion of animated cinema and the phenomenal presence of real objects that share the viewer's physical presence in space and time. The conversation reveals Barsamian's working methods, his aesthetic and philosophical influences and intentions and his artistic relationship with animated illusion.
pre-cinematic optical illusion
- Extracinematic Animation: Gregory Barsamian in Conversation with Suzanne Buchan
- The Blow Book, Performance Magic, and Early Animation: Mediating the Living Dead
- The Aesthetics of Keyframe Animation: Labor, Early Development, and Peter Foldes
- Cognitive Animation Theory: A Process-Based Reading of Animation and Human Cognition
- Whole-Screen Metamorphosis and the Imagined Camera (Notes on Perspectival Movement in Animation)