“SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH JO DERY”
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2015 @ THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
361 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN. OFF METROPOLITAN G OR LORIMER L
DOORS 7PM – SHOW at 7:30PM – $6 SUGGESTED DONATION – FILMS, DRINKS & DISCUSSION.
Total running time, 60 minutes. Additional time for discussion / Q & A with the artist
Jo Dery is an artist who experiments with visual storytelling. She makes short films, little books, works on paper, and installation projects. Her short films have screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Her drawings and prints have been exhibited in Providence, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Berlin. Her little books can be found in independent stores like Ada Books (Providence) and Quimby’s Bookstore (Chicago), or online from Little Otsu (Portland). Join us for a night of films & videos!
ON 16MM FILM :
The Last, The Rest (2000, RT: 4min)
Roll (2004, RT: 3 min)
Scream Tone (2004, RT: 3 min)
Echoes of Bats and Men (2005, RT: 7 min)
The Great Exodus (2006, RT: 7min)
ON VIDEO :
Llamas and Mamas (2003, RT: 2 min)
Munk and Monster (2005, RT: 1 min)
Woodpecker in Snowshoes (2008, RT: 2 min)
Peeks (2009, RT: 2 min)
COMMISSIONS IN CONVERSATION :
Electric Literature Single Sentence Animation (2010, RT: 1 min)
Brian Harnetty Promo (2013, RT: 1 min)
New York Times Modern Love (2014, RT: 3 min)
The Uses and Misuses of Animal Spirits (2010)
Chapter Three (2012)
How Birds Got Their Song (2009, RT: 4 min)
Heat Spell – excerpts (2013, RT: 5 min)
“I aim to balance my use of digital technology with evidence of the handmade, allowing for an intersection of aesthetics. I animate drawings, paper puppets, and objects under the camera when producing material for film or video, often incorporating digital still photography and computer animation in post-production. I create prints and books using a combination of traditional and experimental methodologies, producing individual pieces as well as works in series and editions.” – JD
ABOUT JO DERY:
Jo Dery earned a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as participated in an animation workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Dery was based in Providence, RI, for fifteen years, where she worked as an educator in institutions of higher education, as well as in community-based organizations and local schools. In 2011, she relocated to Chicago, IL, to accept a position with DePaul University as an Assistant Professor of Animation. In 2014, she returned to New England to teach in the Film Studies program at Keene State College.
MONO NO AWARE’S SCREENING SERIES:
The CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA series will present the work of artists, film-makers and curators who are traveling or presenting special interactive programs in-person. Our hope is to engage the community by showing work with a focus on post-screening discussion.
This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).