Glistening Thrills

Great Britain 2013, Experimental, 8’ | Director, Realisation Jodie Mack

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.

Jodie Mack combines the formal techniques and structures of abstract /absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her 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. Prodding at hierarchies of aesthetic value, Jodie Mack questions the role of abstract animation in a post-psychedelic climate. Merch tables meet museum gift stores. Rippling head shop tie dyes and dollar store gift bags form ebullient spectacles. Mack's 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues. She has presented solo programs of her work worldwide and has also worked as a curator and administrator. She was a featured artist at the 2011 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (NY), and she’s the 2013 recipient of the Marion McMahan Award at the Images Festival.

Jodie Mack
Great Britain
Experimental Film