August 2016

Putting the “Pre” in Unprecedented!

For the second year in a row, I spent two weeks in NYC with some incredibly talented, dedicated high school students as part of SVA’s PreCollege Animation Program.  And, for the second year in a row, I was blown away by the determination and work ethic displayed by each and every one of them.  We worked together from 9 in the morning until 4 in the evening, five days each week, and I swear to you they got up from their Cintiq tablets all of three times in ten days. ;)  Congratulations to all of my Summer 2016 students, the world awaits your talents!

“Tired Tongues” at Westbeth Gallery!

In between teaching at SVA for the past two weeks, David Yockel Jr. and I completed a film for the NYFA fellows exhibition “Decensortized: A Safe Space” opening THIS Friday, August 5th, from 6-9pm at Westbeth Gallery (55 Bethune Street NY,NY).

The film is made up of over five hundred Pollack Flavor Co. stickers I found by the roll in a dumpster a few years ago.  I wrote David’s poem, word by word, on each sticker, and we photographed them throughout Brooklyn over several sticky, sweaty days!  Though in hindsight I would have shot even more frames per sticker, I am super psyched with the results, and will definitely be putting the stickers to use again in the future.  If you would like to express yourself through flavor stickers this Friday, head on over the Westbeth Gallery…there will be stickers there waiting for your own hand drawn message!