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Ranieri Spina

MA Moving Image and Sound

My research questions whether animation is an appropriate medium to describe the real world. My work challenges the definition of traditional documentary and supports the notion that animation can convey messages that live action cinema is unable to. Using a wide range of materials and techniques, including cut-out and frame-by-frame, my practice explores stop-motion language, showing how animation can describe a place metaphorically as well as figuratively. In fact, I am more interested in the psychological experience of places than literal physical representations of the world. The research involves hybridised and collaborative practice such as alternative documentary, animation, narrative photography, illustration, graphic design and sound.

As a musician, emphasise the soundtrack to produce additional meaning and enhance the synaesthesia of moving image and sound. The composition approach is based on a blend of field recording and studio sound. Inspired by Walter Benjamin, for whom hearing is the sense of memory, I collect ‘sound souvenirs’ that recall the places where I have been. I am driven by the idea of the creative process as a journey to unexpected destinations.

See more work by Ranieri:

Ranieri Spina work called Mark/it (Spina, animation) at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Mark/it (Spina, animation)

Ranieri Spina work called Landscape at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Landscape (Smith & Spina, animation)

Ranieri Spina work called Landscape (Smith & Spina, animation) at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Landscape (Smith & Spina, animation)

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