Clyde Petersen’s When Home was a Blue Sky & Other Shorts Films (Online)
Past Event

Join dynamic artistic polymath Clyde Petersen in this hyper-local mini festival of works including his feature film Torrey Pines and a wealth of his short films, such as When Home was a Blue Sky and selections from the innovative Boating with Clyde series.

This film festival will take place on Vimeo. You will receive a link to the film festival at the launch of the event on April 29 and will then have access from Thursday, April 29-Sunday, May 2 to watch the films.

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.


Apr 29 – May 2, 2021





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