[The following movie clips are short random sections which are highly compressed in order to post them on the web. The actual size and length is posted with the clip.
Whilst they can be shown as individual pieces in selected venues they, ideally, should be seen projected as installations where they would be looped so that the viewer could see them at their own pace and repeatedly if they wish.]
When I started making digital movies 17 years ago the way I made them made them difficult to present, either privately or at public screenings, as the data rate was far too high for the then available projection methods. I was never committed to streaming them as this would have compromised the visual experience via the reduced size and data rate.
Luckily recently, with the advent of Blu-ray technology, they can now be viewed easily. The only condition for seeing them is that a Blu-ray player (BD) is available which is getting more and more common every year and, if not yet found in every home, is now present in most public viewing establishments and galleries.
Most of the work posted here has been converted to this process and can be recognised by the designation “Dvd: Blu-ray” at the bottom of the short description of the piece. Of course you need to buy a player first.
Fortunately now the technology has improved even more and most of the movies included here are now available to be be viewed on Vimeo.
Please use this link to see them: vimeo.com/user24274324/videos
or use the direct link (if present) on their individual page, thanks.
When you reach Vimeo check the ‘Alphabetical’ option above the videos to see the work in the order they were made.
A.G. December 2015
blue is ‘it’
please note that the violet cast of the blue form is not in the original.
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1920 x 1086 • Length 4′ 07″ • ©2016
To see this movie please use this link: video.com/187670943
In this animated sequence the main object is only in view occasionally but its shadow and reflection is on screen most of the time making up the visual content of the event.
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1920 x 1086 • Length 4′ 51″ • ©2016
To see this movie please use this link:
tentative liaisions: parts 3 and 4
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1920 x 1086 • Length 7′ 45″ • ©2016
To see this movie please use this link: Vimeo link: vimeo.com/170606796
tentative liasions: part 1 and 2
Thess two pieces are part of a continuing series where the forms move within the confines of their specific environment.
Whilst there isn’t a literal narrative, within this animation the forms react to each other with meticulous care as in choreography.
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1920 x 1086 • Length 7′ 09″ • ©2015
To see this movie please use this link: vimeo.com/144394938
This movie AKA ‘not for nimby’s’ uses the decorative posabilities of wind farms albeit in a fanfastical formation.
I don’t think it will convert too many people unfortunately.
It should ideally be viewed as a continual loop.
To see this movie please use this link:
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1920 x 1080 • Length 7′ 09″ • © 2015
Superposition is my second collaberation with the composer Paul Obermayer. This is the first time, however, I have made images to a completed sound-piece.
For all my previous animations which included working with composers, they have added the sound elements to my images retrospectively – for which I am always grateful.
This time I felt I could make a contribution to Paul’s piece which would both combine and possibly enhance our individual aesthetic approaches.
To view the whole movie please use its own link: vimeo.com/84218135
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1920 x 1080 • Length 5′ 27″ • ©2012
as with the majority of my digital movies ‘togettarget’ is an abstract study containing virtual forms moving formally in a precise relationship to each other as in a choriographed dance sequence.
Their appearance has evolved from a long relationship to making material forms of a similar nature in my pre-digital days as an artist.
Whilst they do not have an obvious narrative it is almost impossible for an viewer to not make up their own scenario.
The sound consists of layered tones which slowly undulate sympathetically with the activity of the images.
Images and sounds: Andrew Greaves
The whole movie can now be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/90781461
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1280 x720 • Length 4′ 40″ • ©2013
flotsom and jetsom
flotsom and jetsom is a short piece composed of images which have have existed at the back of my concsiousnes for the last few years and have now materialised here.
To view the movie please use this direct link: vimeo.com/89535545
DVD: Blu-ray • Aspect ratio 16:9 • HD 1280 x 720 • Length 3′ 34″ • ©2013
“shadowfield” consist of three short parts which can either be shown separately or as a linked sequence. Each is 3 minutes 40 secs long. Its images (as the title suggests) are derived from shadows of objects which are concealed from the viewer.
It manifests my occasional and continuing interest in trying to exclude showing the actual objects which make up the image. In this instance only their shadows are represented, albeit in a very detailed form, which would be impossible in a non-digital reality.
These movies are silent to allow their visual complexity to dominate the viewer’s experience.
To view the whole movie please use this Vimeo direct link: vimeo.com/91089802