Solmi reinvents the visual world of animation by creating and sequencing images using behind-the scenes technology that he borrowed and adapted from film and gaming. For “Chinese Democracy and the Last Day on Earth,” Solmi has created hundreds of drawings and paintings as skins for a 3D game environment. The process involves real time performance recorded inside that environment through motion capture technology. Solmi himself enacts all the main characters in his films and provides the voiceovers, becoming, in effect, a one-man film studio.
The video work “GazaCanal” is a mockumentry that was made for the Gaza canal visitor’s center. The film is constructed like a promotional or propaganda film for an invented project – the digging of the Gaza Canal – a project that allegedly started in the year 2000 and rendered Gaza into an island completely disconnected from Palestine / Israel.