With a unique approach to digital art, Stan Adard creates pictures and experimental short films that breathe. Born in Switzerland in 1954, he received his Master’s Degree in Education and Social Psychology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and currently lives and works in a converted farmhouse in a small village in the Jura Hills. Adard married his wife Christine in 1982, and the couple has three adult sons.
Adard performed for more than a decade as keyboardist and singer in the progressive rock band Nautilus. He also created the cover art for the band’s two albums. In 1978, Adard founded a company for ERP software. As owner and CEO, he successfully directed the company for more than 25 years, eventually selling the developed technologies in 2004 in order to devote himself completely to his digital art projects.
Pursuing a passion for film, Adard won the Swiss Video Film awards in 1986. In the early days of digital animation, he created the first animated sequences for Digital Dreams (1995). Adard went on to invent The Breathing Pictures: a breathing-length form of video, which is looped and framed. Out of a similar process, he realized Time(s) To Breathe (2018) and Breathing Through (2020) as experimental short films that have received worldwide recognition.
Florence Film Awards, Breathing Through, September 5, 2020, Award Winner
Global Film Festival Awards, Breathing Through, January 1, 2021, Award Winner
World Film Carnival – Singapore, Breathing Through, October 5, 2020, Award Winner
Zero Degree Film Contest, Time(s) To Breathe, January 2, 2020, Award Winner
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival, Breathing Through, September 21, 2020, Award Winner
Hollywood Gold Awards, Breathing Through, September 5, 2020, Award Winner
Blu-Hill Film Festival, Breathing Through, January 20, 2021, Award Winner
International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar, Time(s) To Breathe, December 20, 2020, Award Winner
European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground), Time(s) To Breathe, September 10, 2020, Award Winner
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Breathing Through, February 9, 2021, Golden Fox Award