Sea Dreams installation and animation
This is the second collaborative installation and video piece I worked on with Joanne Gervais.
Included in this collaborative work is an animated tale that tells a story of a little girl character wearing an octopus mask and her interactions with sea-creatures, underwater plant life, and the impact of human negligence. With increasing temperatures brought about by climate change, and the accumulation of plastics, the health of the oceans is under threat. With this work we are referencing the affect we have on our environment, and how the way we interact with nature can have consequences. The naïve drawing style allows for a buffer for the deeper meaning of our human condition and interactions with each other and natural environments.
The elements that make up the animated narrative are hand drawn and sewn creatures along with photographs that are cut out, staged and brought to life through a combination of stop motion and digital media. This amalgamation of materials and mediums in various forms is ideal in representing the dream-like and creative nature of our reminiscence. We are interested in this personification of animals and with the idea of having this character expand her outlook to become more aware of what is in the world around her.
(Photos courtesy of the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)