Saturday, May 7, 3 pm
Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
$10 general admission; $8 members, students, and seniors.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM: NEW ENGLAND ANIMATORS
HANDMADE AWAKENINGS by Amy Lovera
Handmade Awakenings by Amy Lovera (4:00, 2011). Inspired by the true story of a young woman diagnosed with a rare vascular disease upon entering high school, this project began with filmmaker's interest in visualizing the true stories of people within her community.. The film tells a tale of self-assurance and empowerment despite the hardships of her illness and its spontaneous nosebleeds. Using a recorded interview as a point of inspiration, the animation is created from cut-paper puppets made from photographs, then animated frame by frame, through several layers of glass to create depth.
Amy Lovera is a multimedia artist whose work explores the interplay between biography and fiction. Her narrative works translate personal histories through photographs, animation, and drawing. Recently awarded grants by LEF Foundation and by the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, Amy's work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. Former faculty member of Massachusetts College of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Southern Connecticut State University she was recently a visiting artist at the Pont-Aven school of Contemporary Art in France. Amy received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and makes her home and work in Providence, Rhode Island.