Inspired by the Tate’s Yves Klein exhibition, Edge Hill’s Animation students and staff have created a short animation to show how the artist’s interest in Judo influenced his work.
Yves Klein was a master in judo with his performances influenced by the equilibrium, balance and poise techniques used in martial art.
The movements of live judo artists from the Wirral Judo Club were captured on camera in the main gallery of the Tate. Their performance explored the use of movement, balance and colour found in Yves Klein’s artwork.
In an adjacent workshop, students turned the footage into short animations which were then compiled into longer animations and projected onto the wall in the gallery.
The completed animation can be seen in the video below.
The Yves Klein exhibition can be seen at the Tate until Tuesday 7th March 2017.