Today’s inspiration is another great animation from Theodore Ushev, Bashnia Tatlina Tower Bawher.
Tower Bawher is a constructivist-style abstract animated film made in 2005. The film’s title is an allusion to Tatlin’s Tower, an unbuilt structure conceived by Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953, Russian architect and painter) as a tribute to the glory of the proletariat. Drawing on the tower’s design, the film builds toward a utopian goal, until the grandiose, futuristic forms abruptly tumble. The film contains visual references to such Russian artists as Vertov, Rodchenko, Lissitzky and Popova. The music is “Time, Forward!” by Russian composer Georgy Sviridov. The film got several animation prizes.
So it was by the time of constructivism, or wasn’t…: