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COSMIC ANCESTRY

COSMIC ANCESTRY

World Premiere

Director: Jill Taffet

United States, 2012, 3 min

Festival Year:2013

Category:Experimental

Crew:Jill Taffet

Email:jtaffet AT me.com

Synopsis

An experimental non-narrative digital animation inspired by the theory that life on Earth was seeded with genetic material from space.

About the director

Jill Taffet works in digital media and video projection installation to create immersive experiences that explore time, motion and consciousness. Her most recent work, Cosmic Ancestry was selected to be projected as a large-scale public art installation at Light Assembly, Verge Art Miami during Art Basel, 2012. Taffet attended two of the most prestigious colleges for Fine Art. She was awarded a BFA in Fine Art from Cooper Union in New York where she studied with Fluxus artist and experimental animator Robert Breer and in May 2013 she is expected to graduate from SFAI, San Francisco with a MFA in New Genres. Previously Taffet has won numerous awards for her innovative motion and interactive work and is currently faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Filmmaker's note

My work takes form in digital animation and projected video installation. It investigates and experiments with how abstract visual phenomena can achieve a visceral reaction rather than have literal meaning. Expanding experimental animation to include sound sampling and physical space I strive to create an immersive environment that interacts with the body of the spectator.

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