Michael Scroggins

Michael Scroggins’ work in absolute animation extends a cinematic tradition that began in the nineteen-twenties with the work of visionary artists such as Oskar Fischinger, Viking Eggeling, and Walther Ruttman. Like those pioneers, Scroggins aspires to the creation of a visual experience that resembles musical experience in its ability to achieve affect purely through the architectonic structuring of basic elements such as shape, color, texture, and rhythm. His ongoing research into the potential of gesture capture in the creation of realtime absolute animation in immersive VR has led to the development of the visual instrument, “Anaphorium”.