ARTHOUSE 5x7 FUNDRAISER
Piece for Arthouse Fundraiser. http://amoa-arthouse.org
HANDMADE ANIMATION: VICTORIAN GOTHIC
I am once again teaching this animation class, at
the Austin School of Film. Students will read segments of Victorian
Gothic literature and make animations inspired by it. At the Austin School of Film. Starts October 16th.
PORTUGAL: EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION | ILLUSIONARY WORLDS
I will be teaching another course in Porto, Portugal this
summer. In this class students will create animated mircocosms using a
variety of techniques. Application deadline is June 4th. More
information on the UT Austin | Portugal colab page http://utaustinportugal.org
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
My film, Zut-Alors, played in my home state for the first time this May at the Boston LGBT film fest. Curated by Bug Davidson. http://www.mfa.org
STOP & GO 3D
My film, The Museum of Touch & Feel, is touring in Europe and North America with Stop & Go 3D. http://www.stopandgoshow.com
My super short film, Piano Mouths, will be playing at the Austin Museum of Art/ ArtHouse in their "Liftt" space (the elevator) from June 19th- August 12th. http://amoa-arthouse.org
I will be curating a screening of short films for the New
Media and Sound Summit in Austin TX, including works by Portuguese
animators, myself, and others TBA. It will be on the afternoon of
Saturday June 16th. More info coming soon. http://nmassfest.org
ICHI NI SAN SHI
I've been working on a collaborative music video with the
members of the band, Ichi Ni San Shi. It will screen with live music at Domy Books at 7pm on June 16th.
VALE DE CAMBRA
There will be a screening of my students' experimental
animations in Vale de Cambra, on Saturday May 19th, along with some work
of my own. Curated by Mário Costa. More info here.
I will be co-teaching an animation workshop for college
students at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francsico this August.
I co-curated a screening of experimental animation at Espaço
Anémona in Porto, Portugal, on Jan. 26th. Included work by my students,
myself, my colleague Luis Leite (Grifu) and his students.
GHOSTS OF SPACES
In October I taught a 2-day experimental animation class called
"Ghosts of Spaces" at the futureplaces Digital Media Festival in Porto,
Portugal. Work from the class can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/groups/ghostspace
AURORA PICTURE SHOW
I went to visit the Aurora Picture show in Houston. I taught a Teen Stereoscopic Workshop on 10/15, and gave an Artist Salon called Illusionary Worlds, on 10/16.
ANIMATION MEETUP- AMANDA JONES/ STEREOSCOPY
Free Installation Art/ 3D Workshop, hosted by Jeanne with Special guest artist Amanda Jones.
Amanda provided items from her "junk" collection and participants
recombined them into miniature scenes which were photographed in 3D. At
the Austin School of Film.
HANDMADE ANIMATION: VICTORIAN GOTHIC
I am teaching an animation class at the Austin
School of Film. Students will read segments of Victorian Gothic
literature and make animations inspired by it. At the Austin School of Film. Starts November 1st.
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION: PORTUGAL
In June & July I taught a course on Experimental Animation at the University of Porto, Portugal.
The program is part of the collaboration between Portugal and the
University of Austin. There was a screening of student work, and
animations by internationally recognized artists, on July 16th at Passos
Manuel, Porto, called Art of the Moving Image. Check out the students' work on our Vimeo page.
This spring I have had the opportunity to
mentor a very talented young artist, Ashley Love, through Austin's Art
House. We will be showing our work on a screen together at the Advanced
Young Artists show. At Art House, opening Saturday August 6th. Details
SOMEWHERE ELSE, RIGHT HERE
I curated a show of animation and film for the Texas State Art Gallery in San Marcos Texas, called "Somewhere Else, Right Here".
It runs for the entire month of June and includes work by the following
artists: Laura Heit (Los Angeles, CA), Lauren Kelley (Houston, TX),
Caroline Koebel (Austin, TX), Sarah Jane Lapp (Boston, MA), Ashley Love
(Austin, TX), Rob Munday (London, UK), Jeanne Stern (Austin, TX)Luciana
Tanure (Luluxa) (Bela Horizonte Brazil).
Link to hours & directions.
FRIENDLY BUT STARVING
Screening of works by my Austin School of Film
Experimental Animation students, as well as films by the Avante Garde
film class. Friday May 13th. More info here.
I have been hosting animation talks
and gatherings in collaboration with the Austin School of Film, where I
teach. These events are free and open to the public, and are intended
to inspire and encourage collaboration.
3D PUPPET FILM WORKSHOP @ SXSW
I taught another 3D (stereocopic) workshop for youth
at SXSW this year. This time we shot 3D puppet videos of dioramas. The
dioramas were puppeteered using manets, brass fasteners, and other
SHAVUOT, ESTHER, & HONI THE CIRCLE MAKER
Three more epsiodes of G-dcast animated this winter and spring:
Princess of Persia, Honi Comes Full Circle & The Ten Commandments
AVAA - AUSTIN VISUAL ARTS AWARDS
Thank you to the AVAA
for nominating me for the "Best Artist of the Year (New Media)" award.
Congratulations to the other finalists, Paul Beck, Tray Duncan, and Ryan
YIZKOR AT MORE FESTIVALS
(directed by Ruth Fertig) has played at several festivals recently,
inlcuding Hot Docs, the New York Jewish Women's Film Festival, and The
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Co-created a sculptural collage/ 3D photo representing
rooftop garden with Stephen Arceri for the Futures Fair in Austin TX,
Sept. 30th. See a 2D close-up or entire 3D image.
BLU MOON FESTIVAL AWARD
Sprout wins best Art Film at Blu Moon Film Festival.
METHODS OF ENTANGLEMENT
The Museum of Touch & Feel is showing at "Methods of Entanglement," a multimedia show presented by Mass Gallery
and the University of Texas. For the first time the film will be shown
in full color, on a large 3D screen with polarized glasses. Opening
reception Thurs. Sept. 9th, from 7-10pm, in the TACC Visualization Laboratory at UT Austin ACES building 2.404A. For additional viewings, stop by the lab anytime, or contact Brandt Westing at the TACC Lab.
Check out this animated rap video about Rosh Hashanah that I did for G-dcast.com
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION CLASS
I will be teaching a class in Experimental Animation for adults, this fall at the Austin School of Film.
A kitten watching Cook's Pine Mountain animation, on youtube. Watch Tela watch.
COOKS PINE MOUNTAIN
I just finished an animated music video for Joe Stickley's Blue Print of St. Louis. Watch Cooks Pine Mountain here on my site, or on youtube.
STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD
Ruth Fertig's documentary, Yizkor, which I animated, has won the Gold Student Academy Award
in the documentary catgegory. Ruth's film is based on her
grandmother's experience during the Holocaust. It combines Super 8 film,
archival footage, and animation to tell the story. The awards
ceremony will be on June 12th at the Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills
CA. The event is free and open to the public, click here for tickets.
TIME IS LOVE 3, BERLIN
The Museum of Touch & Feel will be included in Time is Love 3
, an International video art exhibition. Curated by Kisito Assangni in
Berlin, Apr. 30-May 2. Admission free. WERK-RAUM, Prinzenallee 58,13359
ATHENS VIDEO ART FESTIVAL
Sprout will be included in the Athens Video Art Festival, the largest festival of digital art and new media in Greece, May 7th-9th. athensvideoartfestival.gr
SPROUT WINS AWARD
Best Experimental/ Animated Film at the West Virginia Mountaineer Short
Film Festival, March 2010. Presented by The West Virginia University
Department of Art in association with the Appalshop organization.
I animated a video about Passover for G-dcast.com. Russian hats, juggling kosher foods and more.
My films received 2nd Prize at CulinArts, a juried art fundraiser for the Wright House Wellness Center, Austin TX. To learn more about the Wright House go to thewrighthouse.org
DIY 3D WORKSHOP @ SXSW
This March I taught a stereoscopic workshop for kids sponsored by SXSW and the Austin School of Film. Watch the video (requires red/cyan glasses).
More workshops for all ages coming soon at ASoF. I also met some great
stereoscopic (3D) artists at SXSW, including Ryan Suits, who among other
things takes 3D long exposures of light: atomiccheesecake.net
PUPPET FILMS @ INTREPID MUSEUM, NYC
Several of my puppet films
are playing with Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams Touring Film
Festival. The following are playing at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space
Museum Feb. 17th: Sprout, Le Mariage des Chausettes (from Zut-Alors), House Upon a Hill, Sophie's Story & Piano Mouths.
I animated a Chanukah special for the Jewish website G-dcast.com.
SHADOW TIGER SOLO SHOW
In the fall of 2009 I had a solo show of stereoscopic (3D) animations, photos, and objects at Texas State's Gallery.
Read more and view the work.
LITTLE BLACK DRESS
I was asked to create a video for the University of
Tulsa's Show "The Little Black Dress" (Sept. 2009). It's called Rosie Rose.
FRESH ARTS FESTIVAL
Sprout screening at Fresh Arts Festival, Discocery Green Houston TX (Sept. 11, 2009)
FRESCOES OF A GLASS ARMOIRE
Bellwether screening in
Frescoes of a Glass Armoire, Minicine, Shreveport LA (Sept. 10, 2009)
ELSEWHERE AT ELSEWHERE
In May-June I spent a month as an Artist-in-Resident at the Elsewhere
Artist Collaborative in Greensboro NC. A former thrift store, Elsewhere
is now a living art museum. Artists come and work with the thrift shop
remnants to create installations, performances, films and more.
During my residency I focused on stereoscopic animation and 3D
photos installations. Read more about my experience on my blog.
In 2009 I created animation for Ruth Fertig's documentary, Yizkor.
This film is based on the memoirs of Ruth's grandmother, Safta, about
her experience during the Holocaust. The film combines Super 8 film,
archival footage, and animation to tell the story. Watch Clips
Sprout & Les Malaventures de Zut-Alors included in DiverseWorks Flicker Lounge, Houston TX (May 1-June 13, 2009)
ST AMBROSE UNIVERSITY
Handmade Puppet Dreams Gallery Tour. Les Malaventures de Zut-Alors and artifacts at Morrisey Gallery at St. Ambrose University, Iowa (January, 2009)