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Jodie Mack

Filmmaker, experimental animator

London (United Kingdom), 1983

Experimental animator who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning.

Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Questioning the role of decoration in daily life, the works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects.

Mack's 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Images Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Views From the Avant Garde at the New York Film Festival. She has presented solo programs of her work at venues such as the Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Filmforum, and the Northwest Film Forum. She has also worked as a curator and administrator with Dartmouth's EYEWASH: Experimental Films and Videos, Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Eye and Ear Clinic, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and The Nightingale.

She was a featured artist at the 2011 Flaherty Seminar, and she’s the 2013 recipient of the Marion McMahan Award at the Images Festival (Toronto).

Update: 23 August 2016


Has participated in

Mars on Earth I. As Without so Within

Mars: warm abstraction, scientific friction

Xcèntric Archive

Flashes of beauty

Xcèntric Archive

The Grand Bizarre

The CCCB's cinema

The Manipulated Experience

A playlist by Jodie Mack for the Xcèntric Archive

Screening and performance "Let Your Light Shine"

Special event with Jodie Mack

Workshop "Let Your Light Shine"

Animation and light projection workshop by filmmaker Jodie Mack

Lecture "Let Your Light Shine" by filmmaker Jodie Mack

The latest US experimental film

50th Ann Arbor Film Festival 16mm Tour Program