Back in the summer, I posted one of my short videos of the movement series on my Instagram (@rita_parniczky). I showed it in black and white to explore the idea of the world being colourless, and only us humans seeing it in the specific colours we do. At colour studies at Central Saint Martins, we experimented with colour, we observed how colours affect each other, and what kind of emotional effects they have on us only to be told there’s no colour in the world and different species see the same colour either a different tone or hue altogether, or see no colour at all. This I found mind blowing; something that we expect and know to be what it is (to us) is suddenly taken apart to be observed again.
“Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors.”
At the time of the post, what I really wanted to do was to show the footage moving from colour to black and white, gradually changing back and forth between the two different worlds, one as we know it and the other as it is possibly. I could however only have full B&W or colour only. Not too long afterwards, on the editing course it was one of the first ideas I put in action; here, I am sharing some stills of this short video, while you can watch to transformation on my Instagram (scroll down and look for this first opening frame of the film shown here below).