The multimedia artist gets animated
Multimedia artist Jacqueline Goss makes her debut at the Aurora Picture Show today with videos that explore the rules, histories and tools of language and mapmaking systems. Were not real sure what that means exactly, but what we do know is that far from being snoozers, the Albert award winner Gosss videos are actually interesting animated shorts that eloquently explore the pressures of modern life. In How to Fix the World (okay, hold on here, this could get tricky), colorful animations meet filmed landscapes to create a multilayered representation of social pressures in 1930s Uzbekistan. (Told you.) In an even more convoluted mash-up, Stranger Comes to Town, images from the Department of Homeland Security are combined with those from video games (including the seemingly omnipresent World of Warcraft) to tell tales of anonymous immigrants to the United States.
Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m.