I shot PVTA 38 route on 16 mm film and drew over each frame to add the animation. I layered sound from my bus ride, my train of thought when I’m alone, and my friends and I talking while we painted a flag for a protest. This film aims to create an immersive experience of a bus ride and a passenger’s generative train of thought.
Skelly Phenakistoscope (2019)
Traditionally, one sticks a pen or pencil into the center circle of a phenakiscoscope, spins it, and places one’s eye in front of the small rectangular open slats in front of a mirror to view the moving image. I drew this with black pen and animated photos of it digitally.
Your Very Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem (2019)
This piece is the first thing I shot on film. The clay body is being wittled away as I use its mass to form the words from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass: “your very flesh shall be a great poem.” In the background is Mount Holyoke’s chapel and library.
This was a quick one with markers and a downshooter.
After I made this, I didn’t like it – because my goal had been to make an entire animated show with characters and a plot. Looking back now, I’m impressed with my first attempt at digital animation. I’m making the story a comic instead. It premieres March 2023 here and on my instagram @gracegc.n3t !
Thanks for scrolling all the way to the bottom. I’m an artist and writer in New York City. I wrote the background stories for Galactic Era, an epic science fiction board game that made $40,347 on Kickstarter. See my stories at www.galacticera.com under the “Background” tab. You can follow me on Instagram @gracegc.n3t to keep up with new projects.