Hand-drawn animation with sound
INTERLUDE was created during my time as the artist-in-residence at Axel Springer's Plug and Play Accelerator in Berlin, Germany. Sharing a space with burgeoning tech start-ups, my mind wandered again and again to my own relationship with technology, to the many habits and rituals I have when interacting with my electronic counterparts.
Over the course of the three-month residency, I challenged myself to use this animation as a kind of analogue "live feed" of my internal world. I did not allow myself to plan or storyboard, instead opting for an almost constant state of improvisation. Relying on intuition and impulse, I absorbed imagery from my physical and digital surroundings and, through rendering and reorganizing that imagery with my own hand, sought to gain a new, deeper understanding of my environment and self.
Below is the full animation, along with the text featured in the soundtrack, and installation shots. The piece was shown in two satellite solo exhibitions titled DARK SPRING — one exhibition at EIGEN + ART Lab in Berlin, Germany, and the other at BravinLee Projects in NYC. It was also included in the group exhibition titled WALK THE LINE at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, and the work now lives in the museum's permanent collection.
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