Hey Everyone, Stefan Gruber is coming back to town & I am accompanying him with Suzette Smith in our new band MAGIC CAVES!
Stefan Will be presenting his epic animated piece "Both Worlds" along with a set of other works by other artists. Magic caves will be doing a live synth set to cosmicly take your mind on Stefan's fantastic journey!
We will be going on last and sending you off into other worlds & back!!!
Its at The NW film center in the Art museum movie theater Whitsel Auditorium on May 17th.
Heres what it says on the NW Film Center Roster:)
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS VISITING ARTIST—Tonight we welcome Seattle
filmmaker Tess Martin to present a collection of short animated films
that explore inter-actions—actions between each frame of motion as well
as between each subject onscreen. Made individually by twelve members of
SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team), these thought-provoking
films explore themes of love, faith, and murder. This special screening
includes live narration of Stefan Gruber's short film BOTH WORLDS,
accompanied by live music from Magic Caves. Other shorts in the program
include: Britta Johnson’s TWO DOTS, in which marbles illustrate the
subtle math of a relationship; Drew Christie’s THE MAN WHO SHOT THE MAN
WHO SHOT LINCOLN, an interpretation of the bizarre life of the man who
killed John Wilkes Booth; Aaron Wendel’s DWELLINGS, in which two houses
slowly destroy each other; Tess Martin’s PLAIN FACE, in which a stranger
arrives and is the subject of prejudice, violence, and love; Amanda
Moore’s BRIDGING WOUNDS, a whimsical exploration of the lives of
strangers told through silhouette puppet animation; Davis Limnbach’s
LOOPFORMS, in which a dance of energy of spirit is expressed in
“maximized loops”; Sara Jane Lapp’s CHRONICLES OF A PROFESSIONAL
EULOGIST, the story of a professional eulogist in training; Clyde
Peterson’s DIRTY STREET, featuring recut footage projected and
re-photographed using the “Hipstamatic” app for iPhone; Webster
Crowell's PARASOL, a short, quick revenge film about bicycles, dancing,
and speed; Salise Hughes’ SOMEWHERE, in which two lovers meet in a world
somewhere between a sock hop and the Wild West; and Bruce Bickford’s
THE COMIC THAT FRENCHES YOUR MIND, your mind on eggs. (74 mins.) Tess Martin will present the program.
I Thought Id post a few of the limerent Alembic images that came down from SoHitek gallery at the April. You know, just to see again:)
Also A heads up with more to come. On May 17th The NW Film center has put together a short animation program that includes my friend & collaborator Stefan Gruber. Suzette Smith & I shall be performing live as Magic Caves to accompany his film. Practice has been most rad within the magic caves where you talk about feelings, over deep dense waves of sythesized sky's!
Above is a collaboration that Joseph Lambert, Theo Ellsworth & I had going on at our table during Stumptown comics fest this last weekend! We had a rad time dropping secret acres knowledge all over peoples minds & showing people how to get awesome! It was super rad getting to meet Joe, who's book had me going nuts with radness last year. What a sweet guy that Joe!
Stumptown was relatively laid back this year at the convention center but all & all was super fun & went pretty great! My only complaint was that the exhibitors were made to wait in a crazy huge line to get in & set up with there badges. Some even long after the convention was open. Welllll, unless you set up the night before...... I had an event & partying to do though!!!!
It was super great meeting some new faces that I had admired through there work but had not met in person before. Also my favorite Short run krew, Kelly Froh, Max Clotfelter, & Eroyn Franklin are always an exciting presence to behold & hang with!
Stay tuned & I will share some of the nice books I picked up from other artist this year:) I GOT SO MUCH RAD STUFFFF!!!!
Incase you needed a reason to live in mortal fear of my face for the rest of your life I thought I'd post all of the flickr photos from the stumptown comics fest page. I love all of these photo's so much! But sometimes I forget how terrifying I am in reality. Its good to be reminded of how overwhelming ones face can be.
It was especially awesome being next to this rabble rousing crew the whole weekend