Watch ‘under cold bright stars’ at http://vimeo.com/56044742.
With Jeremy Rourke.
Jeremy Rourke is a self-taught animator and musician living in San Francisco. Using paper, paint, shadows, wood, old photographs, new photographs, flowers, tape, pens, pencils, leaves, and sticks to make his animations, his works (which are set to his own music) have been shown at film festivals around the country. During live performances, Rourke tries “really extra hard to magically enter the movie screen.”
In 2011, he was named “best new animator/musician” by SF Weekly, which elaborated: “Jeremy Rourke is the kind of artist we love. He follows what inspires him, which in this case is stop-motion animation and music, teaching himself what he needs to get there and along the way producing great work that inspires others. One of his movies, Out to See, places cutouts of assorted figures (a man in an overcoat, a ship, a truck, owls, old-timey bicyclists, fish) in modern-day San Francisco. The song is a mixture of up-tempo and melancholy; Rourke reflects this dichotomy in his images by placing emotive characters into ever-changing scenery that is always surprising, yet (despite its fast pace) never feels hurried. Did we mention he writes and performs the music too?”
Part of “Cinema on the Verge,” which highlights the most adventurous film and installation work by experimental media artists.
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