Her piece: “Strike without warning”
This abstract animation portrays a city in the throes of fracture and collapse. The specifics are never addressed, but a sense of disaster grows out of collaged images and audio of earthquakes, taping into into ambient fears of a looming event to come.
Bio: Kelly Sears is an animator and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA. She received a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Her collage films are created from foraged magazines, books, orphaned films and other ephemera. Her interdisciplinary media practice draws from genres such as experimental film, documentary, essay films, recycled cinema and critical fiction. She uses appropriated imagery from the past to create speculative historical narratives that resonate with present-day events. Her work combines video, digital animation, stop-motion animation and sound design. She has screened her work at museums, galleries and film festival, such as MOMA, The Hammer Museum, LACMA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Machine Project, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Light Industry, Sundance Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Black Maria Film Festival.
You can see more of Kelly’s work at her web site.