Images Festival - Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

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This could only come from the singular mind of experimental animator Jodie Mack. 


Part animated rock opera, part love letter to her Mother's slowly disappearing poster business, Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project invents a new hybrid form: the animated personal rockumentary! Through exquisite layering and her trademark cut 'n paste stroboscopic animation techniques, Mack takes us through the remaining stock of wall posters, touring programs, postcards and other pop culture ephemera, painting a unique personal portrait of a business whose days are numbered as mail-order worlds were replaced by e-commerce. We are literally transported through poster tubes, boxes and shelves as Mack masterly interweaves personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary rocks us between abstraction and psychedelic crafty kitsch. Using alternate lyrics as voice-over narration, the piece adopts the musical structure of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and will be presented with live vocals by the filmmaker.


The Images Festival is Toronto’s original inter-disciplinary arts festival. “Expanding cinema” since 1988, the Images Festival celebrates the moving image in all its forms ­ going beyond theatrical screenings to embrace live performances, gallery installations and site-specific interventions. Showcasing the best in contemporary image arts from around the world every April, Images provokes audiences to imagine what is possible.


Our 26th festival takes place April 11-20 at various venues across downtown Toronto, and features artists including Tim Hecker, Robert Todd, Althea Thauberger, Jane Gillooly, Kuai Shen, John Torres, Jodie Mack, Lynne Sachs, Adele Horne, Greg Staats, Bjorn Kammerer, Hamid Drake and Alexandra Gelis.


Check out our hospitality partners, VIA Rail (US service through Amtrak) and the Super 8 Downtown Hotel!

tags: images festival toronto independent film music animated jodie mack
credits: Jodie Mack / Images Festival /
posted on 04/11/2013

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