Saturday, May 7, 3 pm
Sunday, May 8, 3 pm
$10 general admission; $8 members, students, and seniors.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM: NEW ENGLAND ANIMATORS
TAXONOMY by Karen Aqua
Taxonomy by Karen Aqua (3:30, 2011). The animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms reside in a state of constant flux, reflecting a world of transience, mutability, and impermanence. Through the metaphor of transformation, this film explores the themes of malleability, instability, and interconnectedness.
Karen Aqua has been making animated films since her graduation from Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. Her award-winning films have screened worldwide at festivals in Europe, Asia, North/South America, and New Zealand. Aqua has taught animation at Boston College, Emerson College, and at workshops and residencies around the US. A program of Aqua's films was presented at the 2005 Tehran International Animation Festival, and since 1990 she has directed/animated 22 segments for Sesame Street. In 2010, she was invited to present a drawing exhibition and film screening at Trollhattan Kunsthall in Sweden.