Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Like a painter needs paint and brushes, Andrew Rohrmann (Seattle) needs a steady influx of mediums with which to experiment. His 2011 GAP funding will thus go toward these two areas: equipment purchases for a videography rig, and for materials purchased for the subject matter. Undone is an experiment in ambient cinema. Macro video footage is married with sparse text to form a loosely narrative tale of the birth, existence, and death of the physical universe. The process for realizing the macro imagery is quite specialized and involves a considerable amount of experimentation, both in terms of the method of videography and with the subject matter itself. The rig itself is a specially mounted camera and lens (currently rented) and high powered light table that is continually being modified for the specialized circumstances. The subject matter itself requires a continual influx of materials—inks, oils, delivery mechanisms, etc.—to experiment with in order to create the unique physical and chemical reactions being filmed.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.