Paper Animation with Clyde Petersen (Online)
Jump into the world of homemade moving pictures with this one-day introduction to paper animation with this online Zoom workshop. Using easily accessible materials and Stop Motion Studio, a free app to download to your phone, students will learn the basics of compelling visual storytelling.
About Clyde Petersen
Clyde Petersen (they/he) is a transgender Northwest artist, working in film, animation, music, installation, and fabulous spectacle. He re-creates lost worlds and documents queer culture that has been largely erased by AIDS, capitalism and gentrification. He works to offer alternate, more equitable realities and futures through the reexamination of overlooked histories of queer communities. His work is slow and patient, animating only a few seconds of film a day, gathering new oral histories and building scale-model worlds to tell stories in. Using large-scale installations to draw viewers into the landscape of his films, Clyde’s solo exhibitions often feature life-size replicas of objects and nature. Made entirely of cardboard, these landscapes fill the room and surround his film projections. Clyde is the director of Torrey Pines, a stop-motion animated feature film with a live score that toured the world for two years. Torrey Pines is an autobiographical film about growing up with a schizophrenic mother as a queer youth in the early ‘90s. Clyde has been the recipient of the Artist Innovators Award, The Neddy at Cornish, The Stranger Genius Award, Amazon Artist Residency, the NEFA Touring Artists Grant, and project grants from 4Culture, Office of Arts and Culture and Artist Trust throughout the years. His work has been featured in museums, galleries, DIY spaces and film festivals around the world. He is represented by J. Rinehart Gallery in Seattle.