Two themes that have permeated all of my films have been the concepts of travel and journey. This explains the extensive use of animated cartography and dashboard perspectives in my work, an extension of my love for maps, animation, and computer graphics.
Illustrating this love: while funding From Sea To Shining Sea, I put together a compilation of clips from my films – maps from Beijing to Baton Rouge. These include the animated TripTiks® in Fansom the Lizard; the Buckydome from Scenic Highway (and later A Necessary Ruin); Matt Clayfield’s backwards Dutch pidgin speak coupled with a bit of winklecomplexen in 39-A; and Lobot’s journey across Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic in I Am An Artist. There are also clips from Vert, Pavlov’s Bell, Pavillion Dans Les Arbres – and of course the Telly-vision army marching across the UK in Telly.
I am currently working on some beautiful animated maps of Iceland for use in Hringvegur.
Closing bonus: As a landscape architect, I have the opportunity to spend my days creating site plans – aka maps.