Films

Rob and Nick Carter

Transforming

RN917
Transforming Landscape Painting
2013-17

1 min excerpt

2.5-hour looped film, frame and monitor with player

39 × 32 × 5 in | 99 × 81 × 13 cm (framed)

edition of 12 + 5 artists’ proofs

after John Constable, 1776-1837

Study for The Cornfield, c.1817

oil on canvas

23 1/2 × 19 3/8 in

59 3/4 × 49 1/4 cm

Tate Collection

 

Working with a team of digital animators the Carters have created an animated version of Constables study. Every aspect has been brought to life and the seamless 2·5 hour loop takes the painted scene from dawn to dusk. Only perceptible upon sustained looking, the landscape displays subtle shifts in colour and light as the clouds pass by, the sun moves in the sky and at night the stars and the moon emerge. Each blade of corn, each leaf on a tree, each ripple in the water has been informed by real time footage. It has been brought to life with over 7,000 man-hours of digital animation. The artists examine the boundaries between the real and the imagined, analogue and digital and the traditional and the contemporary.

Rob and Nick Carter - RN917, Transforming Landscape Painting, 2013-17 · © Copyright 2017
Rob and Nick Carter - RN917, Transforming Landscape Painting, 2013-17 · © Copyright 2017
Rob and Nick Carter - RN917, Transforming Landscape Painting, 2013-17 · © Copyright 2017
Rob and Nick Carter - RN917, Transforming Landscape Painting, 2013-17 · © Copyright 2017
Rob and Nick Carter - RN917, Transforming Landscape Painting, 2013-17 · © Copyright 2017
Rob and Nick Carter - RN917, Transforming Landscape Painting, 2013-17 · © Copyright 2017