Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9/12/12 Jodie Mack


A Joy (2005, 3m, 16mm, color, sound)
A music video four Four-Tet’s “A Joy” made with ink and stained-glass contact paper.

Lilly (2007, 6m, 16mm, color, sound)
Animated photo-negatives illustrate a WWII tragedy.

Yard Work is Hard Work (2008, 28m, 16mm, color, sound)
Part experimental animation, part romantic comedy, part light critique of capitalism, this musical follows a pair of newlyweds as they learn the perils of homeownership and life in general.

Posthaste Perennial Pattern (2010 , 3m38s, 16mm, color, sound)
Rapid-fire florals and morning birdsongs bridge interior and exterior, design and nature

Rad Plaid (2010 , 6m, 16mm, color, silent or with live sound)
A series of chromatic intersections.

Unsubscribe 1-4 (2010, 16m, 16mm, color/bw, sound/silent)
Formal studies of domestic objects that enter the home via unwanted junkmail ask
questions and seek answers about cinema, life, and (as always) love.
#1: Special Offer Inside (16mm, 4m30s, color, sound—optical +/- live)
#2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen (16mm x 2, 2m45a, b/w, silent)
#3 Glitch Envy (16mm, 5m45s, color, sound—optical + live)
#4 The Saddest Song in the World (16mm, 2m45s, color, sound—optical + live)

The Future is Bright (2011, 2m45s, 16mm color, live sound)
‘Tis a rhyme for your lips and a song for your heart...to sing it whenever the world falls apart”

Point de Gaze (2012, 4m30s, 16mm, color, silent)
Named after a type of Belgian lace, this spectral study investigates intricate illusion and optical arrest.

Blanket Statement #1 (2012, 3m, 16mm, color, sound)
Discordant dysfunction down to the nitty griddy.

Jodie Mack is an independent animator, curator, and historian-in-training who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Mack's 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Anthology Film Archives, Images Festival, Velaslavasay Panorama, Onion City Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. She has also worked as a curator and administrator with Dartmouth's EYEWASH: Experimental Films and Videos, Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Eye and Ear Clinic, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Chicago's-favorite micro-cinema, The Nightingale. Additionally, Mack is an Illinois Arts Council media arts fellow and the 2010 co-recipient of the Orphan Film Symposium's Helen Hill Award.