A Farewell Screening for Jodie Mack
August 21, 2010
Animator Jodie Mack has brightened Chicago’s experimental film scene for the last half-decade with her trademark clash of abstraction and familiarity. Often collage based, her work exhibits a rigorous understanding of formalist structures while sidestepping the alienation sometime affiliated with experimental short form. Mack’s world is one of vivid color, lively music, and wordplay. Rather than obscuring the connection to cinematic genre, Mack embraces it, creating in the process work that is visually inventive, invested in form and still unabashedly fun.
PRETTY PARTY gives us the chance to watch Jodie’s movies and celebrate with her before she moves to New Hampshire to work as Professor of Animation at Dartmouth. The program will present works Mack made while living in Chicago, including, YARDWOK IS HARD WORK, her animated collage musical and the premiere of several films shot this summer as part of her packing up process. In shooting Parts 1-3 of the Unsubscribe Series, Mack attempts to use up all the scraps from her in-home animation studio to build formal visual experiments each grouped around a different theme. Mack has also invited several of her Chicago collaborators to contribute musical accompaniment to the evening. Expect songs and snacks as we bid a tearful goodbye to the indomitable Miss Mack.
THE TATSU PERIOD (LOOK TO THE RAINBOW)
YARD WORK IS HARD WORK
POSTHASTE PERENNIAL PATTERN
UNSUBSCRIBE #1- SPECIAL OFFER INSIDE
UNSUBSCRIBE #2- ALL EYES ON THE SILVER SCREEN
UNSUBSCRIBE #3- GLITCH ENVY/MAKE MOARRRRR
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