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Chantal Rousseau, Squirrels Working Out, 2017, GIF. Collection of the artist
This workshop will teach participants how to make a short hand-drawn or hand-painted animation for display on the internet. It will cover the fundamentals of the animation process and introduce web-based animation programs. Bring your own computer. All other materials provided.
Chantal Rousseau’s practice brings together popular culture, sex, death, and technology. Playing off fleeting internet obsessions and subcultures, she intertwines humour and the macabre and makes feminism sexy. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, including Hallwalls Institute of Contemporary Art, Buffalo, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, The New Gallery, Calgary, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Mercer Union, Toronto, and La Centrale, Montreal. Her videos have been screened in numerous venues and festivals including Short Film Festival Sueños Cortos, Buenos Aires, and Festival Polyphonix, Bologna, Italy. Her work was featured as GIF of the Day on Art F City in 2014.