Visiting Artist Kelly Sears
Hosted by Camera Absurda
Wednesday, Dec. 4th 2013 at 10:30am in VA 287
We are pleased to have animator and filmmaker Kelly Sears discuss her work!
Kelly Sears is an animator and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. She received a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Her collage animation media practice draws from genres such as experimental film, documentary, essay films, recycled cinema and critical fiction. She uses appropriated imagery from Post WW2 America, reworking discarded magazines, books, orphaned films and other ephemera, to investigate contemporary political narratives of power that include manifest destiny, expansionist doctrines, occupation, and surveillance. She uses a combination of analog and digital animation, video processing and sound design to intervene with the source images. Her work has screened at museums, galleries and film festivals, such as MOMA, The Hammer Museum, LACMA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Machine Project, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Light Industry, Sundance Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Black Maria Film Festival. She has been awarded residencies from Yaddo, The Core Program/Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Galveston Artist Residency. Currently she teaches Video Art at Scripps College.