2012 | HD | 14m
Plot - A girl in New York and boy in Amsterdam are in a long distance relationship. Things fall apart, literally.
Inspired by a Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner sketch where Wile E. paints a tunnel on a rock that only the Roadrunner can pass through, I developed a technique for this film of projecting onto paper so I could physically cut out portions of the action which creates the effect of tactility on screen.
Wile E. is a deconstruction of drama on film; the edges of the character’s world floats around our screen, the music and image are separated from the dialogue and the 3 part structure of introduction, disagreement and conclusion is laid bare.
Just like Roadrunner's tunnel, even if we can see how the film is constructed, we’ll enter(tain) it nevertheless.
Made and Animated by christopher tym
Voice Boy – Balthazar Berling
Voice Girl – Rebecca Lowe Mosena
Real Boy – Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Real Girl – Alisa Nadolishny
Music – Fyoelk
Except That Sad Song – Julien Debey
Sound Production – Julien Debey + Alex Av
Exhibited + Screened at
Startpoint Prize DOX Prague
Netherlands Film Festival
Holland Animation Film Festival Ottawa International Animation Festival Brussels International Film Festival
Kinodot Film Festival
Ron Mandos Best of Graduates
Rietveld Academie Degree Show
© christopher tym 2012
2012 | 4K | No Audio | 8m
Shuttle Diplomacy layers dance over film over dance over film. The image is captured live without any layering in post-production. It is a dance filmed twice but with the first shot projected live upon the second. The result creates slippages in movement, motion and space.
Director - christopher tym
Choreography / Dancers- Andrea Zavala Folache & Alexander Loxton
Camera - Mostafa Heravi
Dolly - Hannah Carpenter
Studio - Tungsten Pro
Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL
— Expanded Cinema
Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
— Still In Motion
© christopher tym 2012
mini money mini magic
2021 | HD | 5m
bb sides: a woven compilation of runaways and experiments from over the years that never quite found a home
© christopher tym 2021
Finding Reality in Hyperreality - Visual Thesis
2012 | HD | Looped | 5h30m
A visual representation of my Rietveld Prize nominated graduation thesis Finding Reality in Hyperreality from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2012. The video contains projections of all moving image references from the thesis including scrolling ticker of the entire text itself.
The 5h30m projection took place on Castrvm Peregini’s third floor aka the ‘safe house’ during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. This room has remained untouched for 80 years; in this vide the suspended reality of the past is thrown into sharp constrast with the hyperreality of the present with disquienting results.
2013 | 2-Channel Projection | Stereo | Multi-Loops
ffFamily (Fully Functional Family) is a dual projection that layers multiple animation techniques on top of each other.
It began as a week of documenting a trip to Berlin in early October 2012. The documentation evolved into a creative diary but the photos, sound recordings, films and animations began to take on a substance of their own and they began to escape me. Over the course of a year, the significance of the original events lost their meaning as they were overtaken by aesthetic decisions; the past began to erode.
Exhibited at 'I Love Your Manners Full of Deceit'
Knipsu Gallery, Bergen, NO
© christopher tym 2013
The following is taken from my notebook dated 19/1/14 –
“Which state should it be preserved in? How was it meant to be? or how it was found?
“I no longer had a connection with the images I made, I no longer had a desire to remix or renew the time that passed. I wondered why I was listless in the face of supposedly ‘creating’. I suppose now it was because I was merely rehearsing the old to trying and make it anew – my seal and stamp of approval, my identity..“
“I was losing so much ..”
"So I’ll show what I can, the actual documentation of those days in Berlin, the sounds that were actually captured by Julien and on the other side will be the manipulation of that footage (animations and edited film). This work is not about rehashing a bygone moment for the purpose of analysis and reflection .. It’s now finally about letting go ..”