Jodie Mack is an animator and filmmaker who attended SAIC and teaches at Dartmouth currently. Her work tells stories, particularly of domestic spaces, and works frequently in 16 mm.
I was immediately drawn to Harlequin as it reminded me of Ettore Sottsass trying to make a structural film. The patterns and repetition form a really logical, cohesive theme, which is really great.
Two-Hundred Feet is another really excellent piece, and one that I have seen before. I remember really loving the painted beginning of the film when I first saw it, probably because I was getting really into Brakhage at the time. I still really enjoy this piece.
Persian Pickles is another fantastic piece. I love the use of paisley patterns as the basis and the variety and speed of transitions really works for me. It’s abstract but has a clear concept and narrative.
In general, I really loved all of these pieces, and spent a ton of time looking around the website. While I was familiar with some of her work previously, seeing more of it has cemented Jodie Mack as one of my favorites.