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
CONCEPT & SCRIPT
Magda Adamow & Kate Soltan
ANIMATION & SOUND
WITH THE VOICE TALENT OF
Banana Row Studios, Leith, Edinburgh
Morgan Njobo & Ramcise Modie
AUDIO & VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION
Wee Dog Media
with special thanks to:
Kuba Adamow for
ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
for POST-PRODUCTION EDITING
Commissioned by African Connections CIC for the Edinburgh Multicultural Festival.
Supported by The City of Edinburgh Council.