Experimental animator Jodie Mack brings a new vocabulary to avant-garde cinema. Although she builds on earlier models of stop-motion and abstract filmmaking, her work draws heavily on vernacular sources: Weaving, quilt-making, gift-wrap, even grade-school craft time. Mack combines "avant" with "pop" in a way that instills a sense of whimsy and wonder all too rare in the experimental film world. At the same time, her films are meticulously constructed formal gems, playful and rigorous all at once.
Mack will show a selection of her fabric- and material-based films, including Let Your Light Shine (3D), Glistening Thrills and New Fancy Foils.
Blaffer On Screen is a film and video series committed to bringing some of the world's leading film and media artists to Blaffer Art Museum's audience, the University of Houston community and the City of Houston. It is curated by Michael Sicinski, a writer and critic whose specialty is experimental cinema.