Antenna Gallery is proud to host a free evening of short films on Thursday, June 27 at 8:00pm headlined by Jodie Mack’s mid-length film, Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project.
Seth Gadsden, visiting artist, filmmaker, and Program Director of Indie Grits Film Festival , will present a small group of award winning short animated and experimental selections from the most recent 2013 festival. Gadsden is currently in New Orleans to install an exhibition of over 200 drawings at Loyola University’s Diboll Gallery, which is on view now through August 2nd.
Part animated rock opera, part love letter to her Mother’s slowly disappearing poster business, Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project takes viewers on a wild filmmaking experience. Through exquisite layering and her stroboscopic animation techniques, Jodie Mack takes us through the remaining stock of wall posters, postcards, inventory lists, and other pop culture ephemera, painting a unique personal portrait of a business whose days are numbered. We are literally transported through poster tubes, boxes and shelves as Mack masterly interweaves personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary rocks us between abstraction and psychedelia. Using alternate lyrics as voice-over narration, the piece adopts the musical structure of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and will be presented with live vocals by the filmmaker.
Seth Gadsden will also be screening his own short film, Stegosaur, which explores the world of a nine year old girl who is convinced of being a stegosaurus. The film follows her on a mysterious adventure mixing reality, stop-motion, and experimental animation. Stegosaur had it’s world premiere at the 2013 Indie Grits Film Festival.
Join us this Thursday for these new films and a few more special film surprises which might include this guy