Saturday March 2nd
The Grand Bizarre
Jodie Mack, USA, USA, 60 mins
+ Film from Lewis Klahr + Live Collage and Sounds from F-Ampism
Open Colour are excited to present the extraordinary new feature by highly acclaimed experimental animator Jodie Mack.
'Shot in a dozen countries, the film finds Mack’s trademark, colour-coordinated textiles dancing across a variety of exotic locales (India, Mexico, Holland, Morocco, and Turkey represent just a partial itinerary) through a meticulous process of frame-by-frame photography and practical production magic. Playful and propulsive, Mack’s animations conjure an array of visual patterns, which in turn generate a multitude of motifs - In Mack’s dazzling montage, everyday sources – maps, globes, plane tickets, even back tattoos – reveal both cross-cultural codes and universal truths, bringing this eclectic cinematic travelogue into seamless dialogue with each viewer’s unique worldview. Driven by a homemade soundtrack that locates a heretofore unrealized intersection between hip-hop, chiptune, and synth-pop, The Grand Bizarre tackles lofty themes at an intimate scale, imbuing familiar forms with a subtle but incisive sociopolitical force.' Jordan Cronk