Animation | duration: 3 mins / 3 x 1 min | HD (16:9) & 4k | colour | h.264 / Pro Res
Knit x synth x stopmotion
TRICOTONE 01 is a stop motion animation created from machine knitted punchcard pattern, with a synth soundtrack mixed by the colours of the yarn. TRICOTONE 01 explores the knitting machine as an electronic instrument - a hybrid mechanical digital interface producing a tactile flow of colours and patterns. By feeding a series of traditional punchcards into the machine, patterns are combined and remixed to produce a final knitted 'film reel'. After steaming, the textile sample is brought to life through careful stopmotion animation. The soundtrack has been generated on a Korg Volca Keys synth, and mixed live using isadora software to analyse colour values in the film.
The Film is also available as a series of 3 x 1 minute shorts.