‘Pinturas móviles’ and ‘Dibujos móviles,’ by Magdalena Fernández

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Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández began to create Pinturas móviles and Dibujos móviles, or ‘moving paintings’ and ‘moving drawings’ in the early 2000s as a way of mediating between her work as a designer and sculptor. In the each work in the above above grid, squares, lines, and planes vibrate and tense as they reimagine the geometric abstraction of modernism through digital means. As a soundtrack for her videos, Fernández incorporates recorded sound from everyday life, bird calls and the blowing wind, as a means to present a challenge to modernism’s supposed autonomy.



Fernández was included in The Drawing Center’s 2006 exhibition Analog Animations: Selections. More short videos by Fernández can be viewed on the artist’s website, here.





2pmHO008A Homenaje a Hélio Oiticica, 2008. Pinturas móviles: Video, 5 minutes (looped). Animation by Marcelo D’Orazio.
10dm004, 2004. Dibujos móviles: Video, 15 minutes, 5 seconds (looped).
2vaTG011, 2011. Video apuntes (Video Sketch): Stop motion animation, 1 minute, 47 seconds (looped).



2iPM0092009. Pinturas móviles: Video installation, 1 minute, 56 seconds (looped). Animation by Marcelo D’Orazio and sound effect courtesy of Perpetuum Jazzile.
1pmS015, 2015. Pinturas móviles: Video, 9 minutes, 58 seconds (looped). Animation by Marcelo D’Orazio and Gerardo Gouverneur.
1pmS011, 2015. Pinturas móviles: Video, 6 minutes, 50 seconds (looped). Animation by Marcelo D’Orazio and Gerardo Gouverneur.



1pm006 Ara ararauna, 2006. Pinturas móviles: Video, 1 minute, 55 seconds (looped). Animation by Marcelo D’Orazio.
1dm004 Eleutherodactylus,  2004. Dibujos móviles: digital animation, 24 seconds (looped). Animation by Jorge Domínguez-Dubuc and Alonso Toro.
11dm004, 2004. Dibujos móviles: Video, 1 minute, 52 seconds (looped).


*All works are courtesy of the artist.


To submit a video proposal to our online gallery, please email Amber Harper, Assistant Curator, at amoyles@drawingcenter.org, including a brief description and a video link.