I am currently working on an animation using video documentation from a performance entitled I’m Fine that was performed at Le Lieu, centre en art actuel in Québec, Canada. The documentation that I am animating was shot by Patrick Dubé. It takes me approximately three hours to animate five seconds. The documentation is 24 frames per second and is 9 minutes long, which is 420 seconds, and 11,520 drawings.
I am interested in examining why the collective understanding of what defines a contemporary audience or a performer continues to shift and blur. This entails a consideration of the multiple attempts throughout history to abolish the separation of performer and audience. To confront the residue of trauma, you must be willing to face insanity. Memories come in waves, never chronologically. I'm Fine reflects the experience of lived trauma. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome. Dorothy Allison says it better than I can, “Behind the story I tell is the one I don’t. Behind the story you hear is the one I wish I could make you hear.”
How to & style: This video is about shakers.
performed by jessica pavone & ieke trinks
by neil young cloaca.
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My family and I went to Washington, D.C. for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 24, 2013. I decided to interview people while I was there because I am really interested in civil rights and wanted to know why people came to the march. All together I interviewed 18 people. This film is a collection of my favorite interviews. I was looking for people who were to the point and who offered unique opinions of why they came.