Edge of Frame and Close-Up present The Films of Jodie Mack: Programmes One and Two
Still from The Grand Bizarre (2018) by Jodie Mack
Edge of Frame is honoured to present two programmes of work by the highly acclaimed experimental animator Jodie Mack. Jodie will be present to introduce a programme of her short films, and the UK premiere of her brand new and highly anticipated feature The Grand Bizarre. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, Jodie’s handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Her works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects and question the role of decoration in daily life.
Mack’s 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Projections at the New York Film Festival, and the Viennale. She has presented solo programs internationally at institutions including the 25FPS Festival, Anthology Film Archives, BFI London Film Festival, Harvard Film Archive, REDCAT, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her work has been featured in publications like Artforum, CinemaScope, Senses of Cinema, and the New York Times. She currently works as an Associate Professor of Animation at Dartmouth College, where she co-organizes an experimental media series, EYEWASH. She is a 2017/18 Film Study Center Fellow and Roberta and David Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Part of Edge of Frame’s programme for London International Animation Festival 2018, taking place at venues across London from 30 November to 9 December.