Jodie Mack

Let Your Light Shine: Handmade Films by Jodie Mack

“With a self-deprecation and a charm that is matched only by the keen precision of her art, 
Mack could be just what the avant-garde needs.” 

Jack H. Skirball Series

Combining formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation, Jodie Mack’s handmade films explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Questioning decoration in daily life, Mack brings overlooked and wasted objects to vivid cinematic life. Mack presents Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (2013), her most ambitious project to date, in addition to several recent films. Dusty Stacks is a 40-minute stop-motion animation that pays homage to her mother’s defunct poster shop, offering a whirlwind visual tour of pop music with a live, karaoke-style accompaniment that uses a popular rock album as a backdrop for her own lyrics. Vibrant and unpredictable, Mack’s tactile work skirts the edges between animation, collage, autobiography and music video.

In person: Jodie Mack

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

Associated Images: 

MON 10/14
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff