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Factory of Raw Essentials: The Films of Jodie Mack - Short Films

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Four Tet 'A Joy'
A music video for Four-Tet’s 'A Joy'
Lilly
Animated photo-negatives illustrate a WWII tragedy.
Blanket Statement #1: Home Is Where the Heart Is
Discordant dysfunction down to the nitty gritty.
Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside
Unsubscribe 1-4 Formal studies of domestic objects that enter the home via unwanted junkmail ask questions and seek answers about cinema, life, and (as always) love. #1: Special Offer Inside #2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen #3 Glitch Envy #4 The Saddest Song in the World
Posthaste Perennial Pattern
Rapid-fire florals and morning birdsongs bridge interior and exterior, design and nature.
Unsubscribe #2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen
Unsubscribe 1-4 Formal studies of domestic objects that enter the home via unwanted junkmail ask questions and seek answers about cinema, life, and (as always) love. #1: Special Offer Inside #2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen #3 Glitch Envy #4 The Saddest Song in the World
Unsubscribe #3 Glitch Envy
Formal studies of domestic objects that enter the home via unwanted junkmail ask questions and seek answers about cinema, life, and (as always) love. #1: Special Offer Inside #2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen #3 Glitch Envy #4 The Saddest Song in the World
Glistening Thrills
A shiny otherworld of holographic reverie pairs dollar store gift bags and haunting resound, unfolding an effervescent melancholy in three parts. Featuring compositions for bowed vibraphone by Elliot Cole.
Persian Pickles
A swimming study of paisley patterns traces this decorative motif from its origins in Persian weavings to appearances Irish quilting and American Counterculture. Extending on the stroboscopic tradition of anti-animation, this short material study fixates upon discarded materials to examine the decorative and its relationship to the cycles of industry and evolving modes of production.
Let Your Light Shine
A spectacle for prismatic spectacles. Handmade optical polyrhythms and a thousand rainbows explore the grating equation. (Note: this piece requires glasses; this is only an approximation.)
Undertone Overture
Swirls and swooshes of colour and texture boil to pelagic pulses of deep-sea hydrographic exploration, considering the cultural and historical-referential properties of tie-dyed fabric.
Wasteland #2: Hardy, Hearty
Garden ghosts flirt with the weeds of spring, cycling matter[s] and lives and deaths.
Something Between Us
A choreographed motion study for twinkling trinkets, beaming baubles, and glaring glimmers. A bow ballet ablaze (for bedazzled buoyant bijoux brought up to boil). Costume jewelry and natural wonders join forces to perform plastic pirouettes, dancing a luminous lament until the tide comes in.
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Film strips, weeds, concert posters, maps, boarding passes, jewellery, photo negatives, envelopes, dollar store gift bags, beads, books, blankets., puppets, floral patterns, fabrics of all shades and colours, computer memory boards, junk mail, and even a horse’s kidney stone. All stuff you might stumble upon in a bizarro garbage heap, not animation films.


The ultimate recycler, experimental animator, Jodie Mack, a sort of animated Dr. Frankenstein, finds beauty and repurpose in life’s leftovers as she breathes new life into the forgotten, discarded and unconventional. Mack’s collages clash and collide along the way towards a semblance of harmony and unity. With rapid fire creativity fueled by unfettered delight and rampant curiosity, Mack has created an eclectic and joyful body of work that bridges contemporary art and animation with an utterly unpretentious – to borrow from music -, lo-fi, D.I.Y. approach.


A Joy, 2005, 3:00

Lilly, 2007, 6:10

Blanket Statement #1: Home is where the heart is, 2021, 3:00

Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside, 2010, 4:30

Posthaste Perennial Pattern, 2010, 3:38

Unsubscribe #2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen, 2010, 2:45 *silent

Unsubscribe #3: Glitch Envy, 2010, 5:45

Glistening Thrills, 2013, 8:00

Persian Pickles, 2012, 3:00

Let Your Light Shine, 2013, 3:00

Undertone Overture, 2013, 10:50

Wasteland #2: Hardy, Hearty, 2019, 6:40 *silent

Something Between Us, 2015, 9:30

A music video for Four-Tet’s 'A Joy'
  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Director
    Jodie Mack