Lightbox Studio: Tyler Klein Longmire
Lightbox Studio (Beside Martha Cohen Theatre)
Dates: January 9 to February 28, 2015
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 12 from 5 – 8 pm, Upper Centre Court
Lightbox Studio in Arts Commons showcases a new studio project starting this week. Renderrabbits will be a series of looping animated portraits of the One Yellow Rabbit performance ensemble combining archived footage of performances with frames altered through rotoscope techniques (a form of tracing used by animators).
“These artists have shaped the culture of Calgary, and their performances are world-renowned,” says artist Tyler Klein Longmire. “I wish to pay tribute to these trailblazers, to these artists who define the scene in which I now take part.”
During the months of January and Feburary, Longmire will create a series of rotoscoped animations, to pose the questions: How do you make a live animation? How can live performance be more like a cartoon? How can drawings be performative? The finished short film will air at the 2016 High Performance Rodeo.
An animator, designer, film and theatre maker based in Calgary, Longmire is a founding member of Humble Wonder, a multidisciplinary performing arts collective that explores the aesthetic space where the visual arts, technology, intimacy, and performance intersect.
Location: Lightbox Studio (Beside Martha Cohen Theatre)
Date: January 9 – February 28, 2015
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 12 from 5:00 - 8:00pm
Upper Centre Court
Public and Media Welcome!
Studio Hours: Every Monday from 11:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Tyler Klein Longmire is an animator, designer, film and theatre maker based in Calgary AB. He is a founding member of Humble Wonder, a multidisciplinary performing arts collective that explores the aesthetic space where the visual arts, technology, intimacy and performance intersect. Recent projects with Humble Wonder include: The Bike Play, a mobile performance set on the bicycle pathways of Calgary (debut Summer 2015); Face of Fear by Exit Strategy, a heavy metal shadow puppet music video; and Peculiar Puppetronic Phenomena, travelling R-rated shadow puppet peep show. During the day, Tyler works at the Production Coordinator at Quickdraw Animation Society, and teaches animation classes there as well. He just finished his first animated short film, Renderfriends, which premiered as part of the Calgary film director’s anthology Whatcha Got, Calgary? on September 5, 2014. Coming from a theatre background, Tyler loves to incorporate his animation practice into live performance, usually through projections and puppetry. As a freelance projection designer, credits include: The Bone House by Marty Chan (October 2014 at MOTEL); A Spark Extinguished by Steven Evanik (Sage Theatre); Closer by Patrick Marber (Ground Zero Theatre); and i-ROBOT Theatre (Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre).
Visit Tyler's website for more information.