Deep Space Transmissions


Chris Sagovac


abstract animation


november 12th 2010


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chris Sagovac is an American filmmaker and visual artist, currently an Assistant Professor of Animation at Webster University.  He has studied Animation and Fine Arts at Webster University before working  independently in the film and comic book industry as an illustrator. In addition, Sagovac’s paintings, films and collage pieces have shown in group exhibitions and film festivals nationally and internationally.

About Deep Space Transmissions:

“I am inspired by process, concept and collaboration.  As an animator and abstract painter I am fascinated with the recording and rapid transmission of gestures.  I achieve this by assembling each individual frame of motion media as if it were a paint stroke contributing to a greater whole, as if I were painting with light. Concerning Deep Space Transmissions in particular, I am interested in the language and the pure conveyance of the imagery itself, highlighting the relationship between the artist and the viewer.  One event had a significant amount of inspiration for these animations.  The most powerful broadcast ever deliberately beamed into space was from Puerto Rico in 1974.  The transmission consisted of a simple, pictorial message, aimed at the star cluster M13.  Scientists felt that aliens would obviously be able to decrypt and understand the message because of the believed sophistication of those receiving the imagery.  This one-time event along with my fascination of showing art in alternative ways is allegorical of the full artistic process from creation to consumption of the work.”  (Chris Sagovac 11/2010)

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