september, 2018

12sep6:00 pm8:10 pmAfterimage: Collage Animations by Kelly SearsKelly Sears and Rick Prelinger in conversationBAMPFACountry:USA

Event Details

Kelly Sears creates her moody, eerie animations by cutting up and collaging materials ranging from first aid handbooks and high school yearbooks to military newsreels and exercise tapes. Turning the original content on edge through juxtaposition and written texts, voiceovers, and soundscapes, Sears’s animations plumb the dark, anxious underside of our times, drawing on the logic of conspiracy theories, fever dreams, and poetry, drifting between fiction and history. Sears says, “I like working with things that are outdated or cast off as a way of reinvigorating the material and making it resonate in today’s cultural climate.” The result is, in Craig Baldwin’s words, “witty, savvy, ironic, poetic, exhilarating, even cosmic.”


A Tone Halfway Between Lightness and Darkness – Kelly Sears, United States, 2015

In the Vicinity – Kelly Sears, United States, 2016

The Drift – Kelly Sears, United States, 2007

Tropical Depression – Kelly Sears, United States, 2012

Voice on the Line – Kelly Sears, United States, 2009

Applied Pressure – Kelly Sears, United States, 2018

The Rancher – Kelly Sears, United States, 2012

The Body Besieged – Kelly Sears, United States, 2009

Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise – Kelly Sears, United States, 2011

Pattern for Survival – Kelly Sears, United States, 2015


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