Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birth of a Harpsichord

As seen at the Nasher, and the North Carolina Museum of Art!

This is my latest piece in its entirety- an exploration of the intersection between art, music and history. It pairs interview audio with handmade puppet and needle felted animation.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Birth of a Harpsichord (trailer)

30 sec. clip from my current project, Birth of a Harpsichord

I am currently hard at work on my first commissioned piece. It is an 8-minute puppet animation chronicling the building/painting of this unique instrument:

It is slated to screen alongside a concert series at the end of September. More information on these events can be found here


2007, 1 min. 58 sec.
object animation, with fabric cutouts

This piece is a contemplation on the term "parasocial relationships," a social science term that seemingly justified my attachments to television characters at the time (I no longer feel justified). A parasocial relationship is the one-way relationship between a fictional character onscreen, and the offscreen viewer. There are things that a television character can do to strengthen this bond (eg. break the fourth wall), but the viewer is typically powerless. This is my solution...

I wrote the soundtrack while at a workshop studying electronic music at Oberlin. It's a duet between an analog synthesizer and a theremin.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

David Duchovny Fantasy #1

2007, 27 secs.
Black and white fabric cutouts, buttons and hand stitching.

This is a manifestation of my childhood dream in which I take a nearly fatal bullet for David Duchovny. The action happens fast, so if you look away you may miss it. The title infers that perhaps there are more fantasies- a distinct possibility, but this is the only one that has been articulated onscreen.

dear blogosphere,

I am starting a blog for my animation! I will be posting some of my old videos, as well as documenting my current projects. Here we go...