24 Jun 2018

Experimental Film Animator Jodie Mack follows the path of Len Lye

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 24 June 2018

American artist Jodie Mack has been described as "the most exciting experimental film-maker of her generation". She works mostly in the abstract animation field, often using textiles, magazine clippings and wrapping paper. And the end results - like the short film Curses below - are often stunning. Mack is completing her first feature length animated film The Grand Bizarre- The Pleasure of the textile. Jodie Mack's approach, her techniques and her end results are often reminiscent of another abstract experimenter - New Zealand's legendary Len Lye. So it's not surprising that she's been invited to the home of all things "Lye" - New Plymouth's Govett Brewster Gallery. A survey of Jodie's film is being exhibited at New Plymouth's Govett Brewster, and this Thursday evening she's presenting a screening of some of her films with moving image organisation Circuit and fellow America artist Fern Silva at Wellington's The Pyramid Club. There will be a support act, a brand new 25 minute multimedia performance by the mysterious artist known as Fistkisser. "Draped in projections of found video and animated motifs, Fistkisser will reveal a spontaneous sonic narrative, freshly squeezed from the dreamy fruit of '80s cinematic pathos."