NEON JIVE



Julian Opie’s work is mesmeric; the loops have some of the quality of watching a diablo in motion. Julian’s works in Dublin were smooth, elegant and sophisticated and at the same time, both accessible and impersonal; they were extremely attractive.
The response to this work explored some of the things it was not … the idiosyncratic, the unsophisticated, the erratic, the spontaneous, the childlike, and most particularly the personal.
We created a counterpoint collection of animated sequences.
Students were invited to celebrate and explore difference and similarity both in terms of physical looks and in movement.
At the time people were beginning to imagine erratic moves in the cycles of the sculptures.. wishful thinking! ... at the end of the day its also a comment on these works from an animators point of view.