David Webber - Alphabet Series: The Letter A

David Webber

The films in David Webber’s Alphabet series explore direct animation and structural cinema. Using the 16mm celluloid as a canvas, the work explores the formal possibilities of film and the compositional strategies of time-based media. Direct or camera-less animation is a technique of working directly on to the celluloid surface. Webber used the letters of the alphabet to organize the hundreds of experiments that explored the extended techniques of painting, scratching, or collaging directly on to film.