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Tech Talk: Stop-Motion Animation with Jesse Gouchey
Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.Free
Did you know you can make stop-motion animations with spray paint? Join accomplished Cree Métis artist Jesse Gouchey for an exploration of the challenges and joys of this meticulous craft and a special screening of two of his short films, Spirit of the Bluebird and Johnny Crow.
Content warning: these two films depict racial injustice to Indigenous Peoples. While all are welcome, parental discretion is advised.
Jesse Gouchey mixes modern media with Indigenous culture as a self-taught, award-winning muralist, painter, animator, filmmaker and Animation Concept Art graduate from Vancouver Film School. Combining mural skills and animation to make a unique style of stop motion, Jesse teamed up with Co-Director Xstine Cook to create Spirit of the Bluebird, a short documentary about an Aboriginal woman who faced injustice and was murdered in 1999.
His recent work Johnny Crow, again with Co-Director Xstine Cook, speaks to historical oppression and racial injustice to Indigenous Peoples, premiered at many international film festivals and won several awards.
This program is part of the Witness Blanket, on view in the Library from January 26 – March 10, thanks to funding from the Province of BC and the WVML Foundation.