"Jodie Mack is a Chicago-based artist working in various forms of cut-out and stop-motion animation. Her films combine traditional feminine crafts with rhythmic editing and obsessive nuance to create a radical domesticity that is new to the film world. Mack received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in 2008 was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship. She works with young filmmakers and spends her free time making pop-up cards and coordinating screenings and film festivals." -- Flavorpill, August 19, 2008.
Read an Interview with Jodie Mack , ExTV blog, October 30, 2009.
Animations by Jodie Mack:
2010 The Postcard Project 6-10m, 16mm, color, sound
An animated document of a closing pop-culture postcard factory.
Techniques: stop-motion animation
2009 Screensaver loop, DV, color, silent
A maximum cycle.
Techniques: cut out animation on overlaid transparencies.
Desert hallucinations of David Morehouse
Techniques: cut-out animation with underlit tissue paper and x-rays
Part experimental animation, part romantic comedy, part light critique of capitalism, this musical follows a pair of newlyweds as they learn the perils of homeownership and life in general.
Techniques: cut-out animation with recycled printed materials (magazines, catalogs, junkmail, etc.); object animation; DIY songwriting and recording
Animated photo-negatives illustrate a WWII tragedy.
Techniques: 2D stop motion-animation, direct animation, optical printing, color hand-processing
2006 Harlequin/Porch 5m, 16mm, color and b/w, silent
A fabric night and a lacy day
Techniques: fabric scanning, stop-motion animation, hand-processing
2006 Mannequins Harlequin 3m, 16mm->DV, color, sound
A stroboscopic dance party
Techniques: fabric scanning, still image compositing, stop-motion animation, digital blue screen compositing
A bite-sized star punch exercise
Techniques: direct animation with colored acetate
Music video four Four-Tet’s “A Joy”
Techniques: direct animation with colored acetate patterned
contact paper, and ink
2004 Ebullition 2m, 16mm, color, silent
Colors and bubbles move around.
Techniques: direct animation with vegetable oil and ink
Shapes shake nervously. Lines sway back and forth. The sun sets.
Techniques: direct animation with ink and colored acetate