OtherFilm: Let Your Light Shine

1st May, 7:30pm

Institute of Modern Art

Please join the screening of Let Your Light Shine, a film by Jodie Mack. Jodie Mack is an American animator/performance artist for whom 2013 was a breakthrough year. Under Mack’s direction, merch tables meet museum gift stores, the sublime meets Sublime the band, and stoner shop tie-dyes and dollar-store trinkets collude to create pulsing, ebullient spectacles. Colour-in-motion is the Trojan horse by which Mack smuggles in a series of questions about regimes of looking and the stability of human perception in a post-psychedelic world. Staged like an arena rock concert with opening acts, headliner, and encores, this stroboscopic collection of animated films and performances shines a light on the incessant stream of abstract imagery that permeates our everyday lives.

The IMA will screen a selection of Mack’s recent work, which unleashes the kinetic energy residing in wasted and overlooked consumer objects, including her song-and-dance documentary tribute to her mother’s screenprinting business, Dusty Stacks of Mom. The program concludes with the experimental 3D performance extravaganza Let Your Light Shine.Fandor Film Blog describes the film as ‘a wholly immersive and near-weightless experience, the piece exists outside most conventions of even non-narrative visual art, simultaneously collapsing and expanding perception to encompass the full spectrum of sensory existence’.

In her single-screen practice, Mack animates single-frame photography of domestic and recycled materials animated into complex patterns of movement she calls ‘anti-sequences’. Her works illuminate the shared territory between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. This is a joint event with OtherFilm.

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