Short Shorts viewing party

Short Shorts viewing party
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Date(s) - 10/25/2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

McDonough Museum of Art



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The McDonough Museum of Art is excited to announce the opening of The Short Shorts Festival highlighting the animated short films of Ilena Finocchi, Illya Mousavijad and Michael Schmidt. Join us at the Museum on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30pm for a viewing party.The short films will be on view from October 24 — November 4 during regular gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm.

Creatures in My House is Ilena Finocchi’s first animated short film. The exquisitely handcrafted world in this stop motion animated short, follows a house full of peculiar monsters waking up amuck in this askew home. Discover what the ruckus in the kitchen is really about in this colorful nod to film noir and German expressionism.Illya Mousavijad’s Between a Lost Home and a Losing Destination is a computer animation film/video piece using 3D scanning and Photogrammetry. This animation investigates the depth and limits of the exile and migration experience as they relate the artist’s heritage/Iranian diaspora. The translation to 3D/computer aims to explore the notions of proximity, distance, access, and inaccessibility.
Michael Schmidt’s two stop-motion animations, Passages and Collapse, feature events and experiences of employees of AEP Conesville, a coal-fired power plant that operated out of Coshocton County, Ohio from 1957 to 2020. These animations were made as part of a performance that gave voice to the loss of a way of life and paid tribute to the generations of coal-energy the plant produced.