tobias gremmler envisions the invisible motions of kung fu
tobias gremmler envisions the invisible motions of kung fu
may 04, 2016

tobias gremmler envisions the invisible motions of kung fu

tobias gremmler envisions the invisible motions of kung fu
all images courtesy of tobias gremmler




drawing from the dynamic motion and philosophy of kung fu, german artist tobias gremmler envisions the invisible through both a study of the physical craft, and the use of computer-based technologies. commissioned by the international guoshu association as part of a kung fu festival on hakka martial arts in hong kong, the short film expresses the motions of masters wong yiu kau (variation 1-3) and li shek lin (variation 3 and 4) in abstract impressions. using the program C4D, gremmler has rendered a sequence of animations that illustrate the disciplined and definite movements of the kung fu practice as shapes, geometries and abstract forms. human figures are minimized down to a simple sequence of lines, strokes and dots, which enact postures and poses throughout the course of the video. shifting from minimal to multiform, the silhouettes transform into contours and configurations that express the complicated yet controlled methods of kung fu. 


kung fu motion visualization
video courtesy of tobias gremmler

the video is drawn from the dynamic motion and philosophy of kung fu

the short film expresses the motions of masters wong yiu kau and li shek lin

a sequence of animations illustrate the disciplined and definite movements of kung fu


  • Hello dear Tobias, your work is magnificent, I love it so much. I am preparing a teaching about meditation on the net. It is my way to do my best to help humanity to find in her innerself all the qualities and beauties that Mother Nature gives to us. I would like to ask you if it is possible that I use a little part of your Kung Fu Motion to be the introduction picture and music for my work. Sorry my english is not so good. My e-mail is:
    [email protected] Thank you very much Lyse

    Lyse Beauchemin says:

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