Animated GIFs as a digital art form

Digital Art is the latest chapter in the History of Art. Using computer and the Internet as a medium, it paradoxically ruptures with many traditions and practices of Art and, at the same time, continues and perpetuates many of the discipline`s enduring questions, themes and aspirations. My research focuses on these characteristics, paying special attention to Animated GIFs as a digital art form in its own right. I will analyse Animated GIFs` relationship to art movements of the past, and intend to make my own art with this image file, showcasing them on a website. Finally, in my own artistic use of Animated Gifs I intend, in conjunction, to highlight its close conceptual connection to Existentialism themes and ideas.

Alan Andrei