LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2011 — Jodie Mack is one of the more energetic lights of the independent animation world, with a marvelous set of hand-crafted films. We’re delighted to showcase the recent work of this prolific artist, with live music and pleasures in store.
What: Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Sing It Out Loud! — Films by Jodie Mack
Jodie Mack in person!
When: Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:30 pm
Where: At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
More information at www.lafilmforum.org
Admission $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets:
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.
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”
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)
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.
Lilly (2007, 6m, 16mm, color, sound)
Animated photo-negatives illustrate a WWII tragedy.
Harlequin and Lace (2006-9, 5m, 16mm, color and b/w, silent)
A pattern parade followed by calm.
A Joy (2005, 3m, 16mm, color, sound)
A music video four Four-Tet’s “A Joy”
Ebullition (2004, 2m, 16mm, color, silent)
Colors and bubbles bustle energetically
Two-Hundred Feet (2003, 2m30s, 16mm, color, silent)
Shapes shake nervously. Lines sway back and forth. The sun sets.