Artist: Marina Tadic
Project: Performance of the Social
View project: www.marinatadic.nl
Who are you?
I am a 21 year old illustrator and animator based in the Netherlands, born in Bosnia.
What do you do?
I try to make work that makes people laugh and realize how silly we actually are. I try to make a little world inside of every image. I love to observe. And especially little things. Daily things we know but don’t think much about.
Why do you do it?
Because I don’t know what else to do.
What’s your graduation project, ‘Performance of the Social’ about?
‘Performance of the Social‘ is an animation that tries to let other people observe what I have observed: the daily social rituals. They keep fascinating me, because these things are just so funny and strange and stupid when you think about them. I’ve used etiquette, tradition, gestures and body language to illustrate how ridiculous and complex we can be. Hopefully it will make people laugh about themselves and put things a bit in perspective.
View Marina’s project here:
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Did you enjoy making an animated film?
Making the film was really fun to do. I got really crazy watching it for the 1000th time (which you just have to do when you make a film), but when the music was added, it was fun for me again. It could also become a much bigger project I think. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to make more animated films in the future.
Who are your influences?
I am very influenced by music. Mainly music from the 80’s/early 90’s + 50’s/60’s.
Also I love watching films and they are probably a great influence in my work as well, love David Lynch films among others. The dada movement. Some of my favorite artists are Charlie Roberts, Peter Blake and David Shrigley.
What inspires your work?
Science fiction, earth, people, social rituals, dreams and nightmares, nostalgia, stories and good music.
What do you like?
I like it when I make something that makes me feel like I have traveled through time, I like looking from an alien point of view, cheesy and lo-fi sounds, making music, making images related to music, experimenting and discovering new things, being happy with what I have made, making other people happy with what I have made, sharing ideas and thoughts with others.
What don’t you like?
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