edge of alchemy

About

  • Director:Stacey Steers
  • Country:United States
  • CategoryAnimation
  • Runtime:17 mins 15 secs
  • Date:March 21, 2017
  • Selection:Programme 23
  • Screening Times:

    • Aug 17 Cooney's Hotel - 5-6pm

    • Aug 19 Cooney's Hotel - 2-3pm
  • Links: Website

Edge of Alchemy

In Edge of Alchemy the silent-era actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are seamlessly appropriated from their early films of the 1920's and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse. Comprised of over 6000 handmade collages, Edge of Alchemy is the third in a trilogy looking at the psychological terrain of women’s inner worlds. Music and sound design by Lech Jankowski (Brothers Quay).


Director Bio

Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. Steers’ films have screened widely at venues including the Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New Directors New Films (New York), IFFR Rotterdam, Locarno IFF, MoMA and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). Recently she has expanded her work to include collaborative installations that join invented, three-dimensional production elements with film loops, creating a new context for experiencing her films.


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