Stop-Motion Animation Artist Heidi Kumao – Sept. 22 at 10:30 am

Join us Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 am at the Chelsea District Library for a talk by Heidi Kumao with a screening of her work.

Heidi Kumao will present her surreal stop-motion animation shorts and the work of other contemporary and historical artists who work in this field.  She will explain how this type of work is created and various approaches to its use as an art form, in advertising, and in movies, as well as provide an overview of some of the current methods and tools for its production.

Kumao is an interdisciplinary artist who creates video, machine art and installations to explore ordinary social interactions and their psychological undercurrents. Her many honors include a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and exhibitions both nationally and internationally, Kumao is currently Associate Professor at the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

Check out Heidi’s 2008 film, Hole in the Floor, for a look at the surreal, eerie, fascinating stories she tells through her artwork.

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