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Jodie Mack: Matter Matters

March 29–June 19, 2022, Multipurpose Hall

The George Eastman Museum is pleased to present selected experimental animated films by Jodie Mack (UK, b. 1983), an artist who has developed a remarkable filmmaking style that provides new perspectives on a variety of familiar materials. Mack’s subjects often include captivating decorative objects and vintage, ornate textiles. Her films invite viewers to contemplate the objects’ significance and the nature of disposability. 

Mack often works with a Bolex camera and 16mm film, and her films explode with dizzying displays of colors, shapes, and patterns. While her mastery of traditional stop-motion animation technique is highly precise and sometimes abstract, Mack’s films have a joyful, handmade quality that radiates humor and human warmth. 

Originally shot in 16mm, the films will be screened digitally in this presentation on a loop (21 min. total) during museum hours.

The following film descriptions are provided by the artist.

A program of four animated short films:

  • Posthaste Perennial Pattern (US 2010, 4 min.). Rapid-fire florals and morning birdsong bridge interior and exterior, design and nature.
  • Blanket Statement #1: Home is Where the Heart is (US 2012, 3 min.). Discordant dysfunction down to the nitty-griddy.
  • Blanket Statement #2: All or Nothing (US 2013, 4 min.). A battle of extreme extremes.
  • Something Between Us (US 2015, 10 min.). A choreographed motion study for twinkling trinkets: costume jewelry and natural wonders join forces to perform plastic pirouettes, dancing a luminous lament until the tide comes in.


Please note: Jodie Mack: Matter Matters will not be on view Thursday, June 2–Sunday, June 5, as the Multipurpose Hall will be closed to the public during the Nitrate Picture Show.