Beauty in Danger, 2014
'Beauty in Danger' is a new animation by Brian Alfred which takes his current subject matter of
Formula One race tracks as a means of exploring abstraction into motion. Inspired by early
experimental abstract films from artists like Hans Richter and Walter Ruttmann, Alfred worked
with friend and collaborator Ben Radatz on taking two dimensional recent works and animating
them. Alfred asked friend and musician Ian Williams, from the experimental band Battles, to create
a soundtrack as a starting point. The result is an exploration into formal investigations into
abstraction, speed and movement interacting with sound.