Symphonie Diagonale was one of the very first experimental animations ever made.
German artist Hans Richter worked closely with Swedish painter Viking Eggeling, both prominent figures involved in the avant-garde Dada group. Each artist had been experimenting with abstract form in order to create a new method of visual communication. Looking back at the root of experimental film and animation helps inspire my own work. Through the Pure Cinema and avante-garde movements, I am seeing recurring patterns of the combination of abstract animation and film. This is something that I am keen to explore further.