Recently I have been fascinated by Lotte Reiniger’s shadow puppetry. It’s been really fun to experiment with her technique. I’ve been creating wire and cardboard puppets and animating them on an overhead projector. Once I build a lightbox, I’d like to start a new project…
Images here are from an installation concept called “Where do they go?”.
Where do they go?
Shadow puppet: stop motion animation test.
music from the Disintegration Loops by William Basinski.
MeetSam is an interactive installation where audiences can interact with a digital character via a kinect sensor.
Meet Sam has since been exhibited at QCA Brisbane in April - May 2019.
The work was co-created with Nevin Howell (digital media and coding artist).
Vulcana partnered with Junction Park State School, Annerley TriCare Aged Care Residence, Annerley-Stephens History Group and Annerley RSL to deliver Circus Connections, funded by We Are Queensland through the Queensland Government.
I spent time in the workshops to create a collection of life drawings and a short animated film to commemorate the project.
The Magic Bunyan Tree
The Magic Bunyan Tree (2018) was an interactive community performance created for the Maryborough’s Mary Poppins Festival with Fraser Coast Regional Council. For this project, I created animated sequences and interactive elements to be featured in the show.
‘Birdnest Hair’ is a playful celebration of womanhood and scrappy optimists, inspired by the many incredible women in Matt’s life and one newly minted human, Wednesday. Credits: Ravi Singh, Kate Woodhouse, Maddy Payne, Alex Bryant, Erin Ward, Freya Wright-Brough, Georgia May, Jen Horn, Joey Bell, Laura Powe, Leyla Gashé, Tash Llewellyn and Wednesday Llewellyn, Michael Josephson, Steph Mcintyre. Filmed in Kazuo’s Collection, Hanasho West End, Taro’s Ramen, and stormwater drains.
SEE. (2016) is an animated film that explored the thoughts and feelings associated with gender dysphoria. The film is hand drawn by Ashleigh Djokic, with sound/music composed by Dan Anderton. The film has been showcased at the DIY festival in 2016 and at Animation Salvation in 2018.