Project Space Artist Residency
Kelly Sears is an experimental animator that cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses animation to rebuild American histories that shift between the official and the uncanny while exploring contemporary narratives of power, such as manifest destiny, occupation and surveillance. Sears is based in Denver, CO and is Associate Professor of Film at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Still from After Fall (2018) by Kelly Sears, TRT 3:15 © Kelly Sears, courtesy of the artist
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.