VSW Salon Spring 2022 May 26: In the Salon with filmmaker Jodie Mack
7 pm in the VSW microcinema
Face masks required.
Join us as we welcome experimental animator Jodie Mack to the VSW Salon for the grand finale of the Spring 2022 season! Jodie will present a program of short 16mm films that shine a light on her evolution as an artist, illuminating the broad range of techniques she has developed in her practice. Along with Jodie’s films, this program will feature colorful selections from the VSW Film Archive that create a dazzling dialogue with Jodie’s work, sparking a stimulating discourse between the artist and the archive.
We are very excited to have Jodie in Rochester as a VSW Project Space Resident through the month of June! During her residency, she will be presenting her work at the George Eastman Museum as well. Don’t miss her ongoing exhibition Jodie Mack: Matter Matters (March 29-June 19), and her artist talk following the screening of her 2018 feature film, The Grand Bizarre on May 28th at 7:30 pm.
Jodie Mack is an experimental animator and an Associate Professor of Animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. The works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects and question the role of decoration in daily life.
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.