By Ankita Panda
‘Pause. Play. Repeat’ is a film that identifies the patterns that exist in the macro and micro systems around us.
Ankita is an animation film-maker and motion designer, born and brought up in India, currently based in LA. She comes from a classical animation background and currently focuses on work in new media, motion design, visual music, and abstract film-making. She has been an active filmmaker since 2014 and has been directing short animation films that have been nationally and internationally recognized.
I am fascinated by the sustained exploration and innovation in design that can be achieved by combining animation with mathematical progressions and sound. Experimenting with common elements across these fields such as geometry, symmetry, repeating patterns and looping cycles has become an integral part of my work. Through this project, I intend to develop integrated system designs that can be reused, scaled and repeated in different contexts, thus contributing to the development of novel and interesting ways of communication.