This set of four looping animations was inspired in the Greek myth of Dionysus. They were created in both web and video format, with audio provided by electronic musician Otto von Schirach. Each piece is an attempt at a very personal interpretation of four paragraphs from Euripides’ “The Bacchae” from a graphic and musical perspective, and at capturing the original sense of conflict between self-control and emotional freedom expressed in Euripides’ work.
Motomichi Nakamura was born in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1996. He currently lives and works in New York City. Through a variety of media including animation, video installation, net art and painting, Motomichi intends to explore the intensity of expression that can be achieved through a limited use of color and simple graphic elements. Some of the prevalent themes in his work are related to basic human emotions and fears. His digital animations have been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City and Neuberger Museum of Art in New York. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt, Germany, and is been showcased as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s online collection. As a VJ he has performed his live video/animation mix in several venues in Europe and at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. Commissioned work includes web/broadcasting animation, character design and games for clients including MTV Networks, MTV Japan, SONY, the Scifi Channel and NTT Docomo.