“Horse Glue” by Stephen Irwin “Horse Glue” by Stephen Irwin

Stephen Irwin, the innovative director of The Black Dog’s Progress, has created a new experimental short made up of two films which unfold together within the same space, their narratives becoming intertwined. Horse Glue was commissioned by Animate Projects for Channel 4 and had its world premiere in Ottawa last month.

Glue uses a combination of cut-out and 2D hand-drawn animation with photography. In contrast, Horse is a disjointed and roughly spliced together film, with a soundtrack that has worn away to hiss and crackle. Animate Projects has just posted the entire film online (trailer above), accompanied by an interview with Stephen and an essay about the film by curator Angela Kingston.

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