The Unsecret Block

The Unsecret Block

Over 1600 images on 111 sheets. This “block” is threaded through in a variety of ways to create three distinct pieces of animated visual music. This installation, which includes both video and still images, will appear as the centerpiece of “Time & Attention,” opening at Ironton on October 23rd. Esoteric secrets of abstract animation will be laid bare. Related drawings, prints, and cinema will also appear. Movie bits will appear on this site as the show approaches. Contact me to make sure you’re kept informed.

Silence is Layered

While movies assemble still images into various illusions of motion, monotype printmaking compels one to select and freeze a moment in a fluid work process. Some of these images include multiple “drops,” which makes the concept of “moment” somewhat more complex. A series of decisive instants are rendered as simultaneous, by way of translucent stratification.

Time & Attention: October 23rd-November 28th at Ironton in Denver


“Images in series often implicitly refer to temporality, but few serial works delve into time and space as directly and viscerally as Eric Waldemar’s new multimedia works, which will appear in Time and Attention at Ironton, starting on October 23rd. In The Unsecret Block, the centerpiece of the show, Waldemar teases rhythm and motion from an intricate matrix of over 1600 images, taking a variety of routes through a “block” of 111 sheets. A twenty-year endeavor to merge drawing and cinema arrives at some sort of momentary culmination this fall, and it should not be missed. “

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