Program 13: Jodie Mack – Let Your Light Shine
Undertone Overture (Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 10:30m)
New Fancy Foils (Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 12m)
Dusty Stacks of Mom (Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 41m)
Glistening Thrills (Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 8m)
Let Your Light Shine (Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 2:45m)
This collection of films investigates the formal principles of abstract cinema while maturing an interest in found materials, evolving modes of production, forms of labor, and the role of decoration in daily life. Prodding at hierarchies of aesthetic value and the tension between high and low, these animations question the role of abstract animation in a post-psychedelic climate. Merch tables meet museum gift stores. The sublime meets Sublime the band. Rippling head shop tie dyes and dollar store gift bags form celebratory spectacles from resurrected dead capital and banal everyday objects. These stroboscopic eulogies – celebrating the spectrum of abstraction from transcendent visual experiences to science kit optical fascinations – force a proscenium collision of the arena rock show, the planetarium light performance, and the cinema.
Undertone Overture. Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 10:30min.
A study of tie dye swims out to the cosmos and back again.
New Fancy Foils. Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 12min.
Paper sample books discarded and dumpstered by long-gone businesses undergo a series of sequential experiments in pattern, rhythm, color, and text(ure). A call and response of flickering and lingering, this catalog of catalogs remembers a tactile economy.
Dusty Stacks of Mom. Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 41min.
Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary examines the rise and fall of a nearly-defunct poster and postcard wholesale business; the changing role of physical objects and virtual data in commerce; and the division (or lack of) between abstraction in fine art and psychedelic kitsch. Using alternate lyrics as voice over narration, the piece adopts the form of a popular rock album reinterpreted as a cine-performance.
Glistening Thrills. Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 8min.
A shiny otherworld of holographic reverie pairs dollar store gift bags and haunting resound in three parts.
Let Your Light Shine. Jodie Mack, USA, 2013, 2:45min.
The ultimate photo-kinetic stroboscopic spectacle. For prismatic glasses.