Legfish Hybridization Prototype
SHECKY SAYS “Our sceintists are working in wayz that some consider to be unnatural!”
This improvisational animation was made with junk found scattered around UIC campus, and my neighborhood Washington Park. Many of the scenes are site specific, shot on the fly based on what materials presented themselves. I used stop-motion because it requires a hands-on approach, and I wanted to maintain the materiality of the objects that were being repurposed from their junk/trash context. In this sense, the film is about adding new value through attention and reuse.
This Animation Meditation touches on the insecurity an emerging artist can feel when measuring their practice to the standards of the art institution. The mirror draws the character into the gallery, and serves as a metaphor for critical self-reflection as well as self-conscious destruction.