Waterfront | Catania
The competition for the new waterfront of the city of Catania involved a huge area that is corresponding to the whole of the Sicilian city facing the sea. It is including abandoned industrial areas, the railway network, the tourist port and the existing directional and commercial areas. The specifications of the competition announcement required the creation of a video of a few minutes of length presenting a very complex project in a comprehensive but condensed form. The concept proposed to the client derived from the idea of an animated clip, a sort of stop motion movie presenting the design of a hypothetical daily routine in the project area. The appearance of clip is based on the use of freehand sketches and contour animations, providing the observer with the idea of the passing of time in a deliberately not photorealistic scenario, that is capable of leaving space to the interpretation, to the imagination of the individual.
Line drawings, slight splashes of color, barely visible animations and a live soundtrack collection sampled in the city of Catania were the ingredients for a fascinating and suggestive experimentation.