Composition 1 (Abstract) by Eliza Marcinowicz. Concept and Script by Magda Adamow and Kate Soltan.

Composition 1 is a stop-motion animated story developed by Visual Literacy Matters as part of the 2021 Edinburgh Multicultural Festival Programme supported by The City of Edinburgh Council.

The animation tells a story of creating an abstract picture, taking the audience through all the elements of image formation – starting with the first dot, through different kinds of lines, shapes, colours, and ending with framing the work. The two characters negotiate and create the final abstract image step by step, going through different emotions that leave their mark on the image, discussing and revealing the stages, pitfalls and creative outcomes of the process as consecutive layers are added.

The story is presented in a way which can easily be received and related to by children as well as adults, hopefully making abstract art a little more accessible and encouraging both children and adults to engage creatively and critically with visual forms of expression, be it as a viewer or as an author.

VisualLiteracyMatters, developed by Kate Soltan & Magda Adamow, supports and advocates visual literacy through education and active engagement with visual forms of communication and expression.

For more information, visit https://visualliteracymatters.com

Credits

CONCEPT & SCRIPT
Magda Adamow & Kate Soltan

ANIMATION & SOUND
Eliza Marcinowicz

VIDEO EDITOR
Eliza Marcinowicz

WITH THE VOICE TALENT OF
David Grinly

AUDIO RECORDING
Robert Henderson
Banana Row Studios, Leith, Edinburgh

SOUND EDITING
Morgan Njobo & Ramcise Modie

AUDIO & VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION
Wee Dog Media

with special thanks to:
Kuba Adamow for
ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

Robert Motyka
for POST-PRODUCTION EDITING

Commissioned by African Connections CIC for the Edinburgh Multicultural Festival.

Supported by The City of Edinburgh Council.