Johan Rijpma

Descent, 1.28 min, Netherlands, 2014

Johan Rijpma (1984, The Netherlands) obtained his Master of Arts degree at the Utrecht School of the Arts (Faculty of Art, Media & Technology). His films, animations, music videos and other artworks are often the result of his fascination by and exploration of the creative design process and the element of unpredictability.

A cup falls and breaks into pieces. Every frame of this movement is then manually translated into a ceramic layer that is made of the original remains of the cup. All the layers are then arranged vertically and glued together. As this new form emerges gravity starts to shift pulling the new object into destruction as well. This cycle repeatedly keeps breaking the old to create the new, by translating destructive moments into higher dimensional forms.

Descent