Collaborators Crocker and Kelly will create a real-time drawn-on-film animation with accompanying soundtrack in front of a live audience. Kelly will create evolving imagery on a loop of clear 16mm film, progressively building visuals with various inks and materials with each subsequent pass of the film loop through the projector. Crocker will respond to the developing animation with an array of digital and analogue noisemaking devices. This work creates a transitory footprint of the visual and auditory mark-making journey taken by Kelly and Crocker.
Part of the Migrant Media Series for M:ST 5
Crocker is a musical explorer, multi-instrumentalist, analog recordist/producer and general creative wunderkind. Heâ€™s been a relentless contributor to the Canadian independent music scene and aided in putting Calgary’s avant-guard and noise scene on the map. Crocker is a band member of No More Shapes and Ghostkeeper. His work has received critical acclaim in such publications as the: New York Times, the Paris Transatlantic and Exclaim! magazine.
Joe Kelly is a Newfoundland born media artist based in Calgary. He has made a number of films that have been screened and awarded internationally. Kelly works primarily with film, having completed and screened ten films on super 8, 16 and 35mm formats. He’s shown work all across North America, Europe and Asia and at the following festivals: Images, Black Maria, PS1 and Ann Arbor.