Jodie Mack <em>A Joy</em> 2005 film still. Courtesy of the artist

Jodie Mack A Joy 2005 film still. Courtesy of the artist


12 May — 21 Jul 2018

Projection Series #10: Glitch Envy: Experimental Films by Jodie Mack

One of the numerous filmmakers featuring in our current exhibition Free Radicals: Cinema on the Wrong Side of the Tracks (12 May – 22 Jul), Jodie Mack (UK/US) has been at the top of our wish list since the Len Lye Centre opened.

This short survey of Jodie Mack’s films showcase a gleaming body of experimental cinema built around hand-made and stop motion animation with a thrilling prismatic finale.

Saturdays 1pm

Running time: 45 min.

Curated by Paul Brobbel

Projection Series #10: Glitch Envy: Experimental Films by Jodie Mack
Audio Jodie Mack on Radio New Zealand

‘…American artist Jodie Mack has been described as "the most exciting experimental film-maker of her generation". She works mostly in the abstract animation field, often using textiles, magazine clippings and wrapping paper. And the end results - like the short film Curses below - are often stunning. Mack is completing her first feature length animated film The Grand Bizarre- The Pleasure of the textile. Jodie Mack's approach, her techniques and her end results are often reminiscent of another abstract experimenter - New Zealand's legendary Len Lye. So it's not surprising that she's been invited to the home of all things "Lye" - New Plymouth's Govett Brewster Gallery.

Govett-Brewster’s Projection Series surveys the landscape of historical and contemporary fine art filmmaking, encouraging our audiences to experience the wider world of local and international film and moving image.