Edge of Alchemy
美国 | 2017 | 彩色 | 19分钟 | 尝试
US | 2017 | Color | 19min | Experimental
导演/编剧/制片人 | 史塔西·斯提尔斯
摄影 | 维克托·简德拉斯
剪辑 | 安东尼·库珀
音效 | 莱奇·简考斯基、菲尔·所罗门
Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. Steers’ films have screened widely at venues including the Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New Directors New Films (New York), IFFR Rotterdam, Locarno IFF, MoMA and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). Recently she has expanded her work to include collaborative installations that join invented, three-dimensional production elements with film loops, creating a new context for experiencing her films. Stacey Steers is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital and the American Film Institute. She lives and works in Boulder, CO.
InEdge of Alchemy, the silent-era actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are seamlessly appropriated from their early films of the 1920's and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse.Comprised of over 6000 handmade collages, Edge of Alchemy is the third in a trilogylooking at the psychological terrain of women’s inner worlds. Music and sound design by Lech Jankowski (Brothers Quay).
“This kind of handmade and two-dimensional animation which requires many years’ hard work and consideration is now scarce. This film naturally combined silent movie scenes and classic iconography. The texture andlayers of pictures perfectly overcame thepossiblestiffness . a complicated yet ordered auditory space is built with every piece of sound that can be produced by the vocal cord and musical instrument.”