Johan RIJPMA (1984, Netherlands) studied Image and Media Technology at the Utrecht School of Arts. As a visual artist, he focuses on the unpredictability of life and his environment. He made among others the short films Refreshment (2014), Extrapolate (2016) and Elastic Recurrence (2017).
(selection, all short) Groeien/Grow (2009), Tegels/Tiles (2009), 8 Frame Grid (2010), Tape Generations (2011), Primary Expansion (2012), Division (2012), Refreshment (2014), Descent (2014), Extrapolate (2016), Elastic Recurrence (2017)
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Johan Rijpma at IFFR
The maker studies his unpredictable surroundings. A short, but sharp stop-motion animation with all sorts of plants.
A simple, brilliantly executed idea gives this performance by countless rolls of sellotape the flair of a Busby Berkeley choreography.
The simple process of dividing and reassembling a piece of paper by hand creates a complex and intriguing animation that defies what seems impossible.
In this hand-drawn animation, a line is being extrapolated through a grid. After exceeding the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to its surroundings.
In analytical slow motion, the fragments of a broken plate move off into space to form a decomposed structure, which then seeks to regain its original shape.