The Color of Darkness

Darkness and light feed off each other. I create animations for computer screens that project light, but luminescence manifests only when offset against an artificially generated black void. For me this black void resonates with dynamic splendor.

I love burlesque queens. They tread that divinely fine line between eroticism and humor. The root image for the animation running above is a photograph of Legs Malone, a burlesque queen whose feel for theatrical aesthetics helps her hone a genuinely quirky image/persona. Creating this animation made me realize the extent to which I am turned on by quirkiness, and that on some level this is connected to my fascination with darkness...with the void.

© 2009 Peter Schmideg

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