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"Oration" is a re-imagination of a common brick's utilitarian form. The film is made using stop-motion animation and set to an avant guard jazz track. Ceramic artist, Shannon Wallack, created a set of 125 clay "Brixels." The surface of each brick was sculpted to create animated designs when photographed sequentially. Abstract and experimental, the visuals push the boundaries of expectation and playfully dance between the moods, rhythms, and movements of the song. Made for prominent NY/Chicago musicians Greg Ward and Calleb Willitz, this project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Jak Ritger
    I Can Handle, Diversions of Form
  • K8 Howl
    Appendage, Pick Me Up
  • Shannon Wallack
    Diversions of Form
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Eclectic Traditions - Attleboro Arts Museum
    Attleboro, MA
    March 28, 2015
    Gallery Installation
Director Biography - Jak Ritger, K8 Howl

K8 Howl and Jak Ritger have been collaborating since 2012. Together they form TRLLM, a creative studio based in the Allston. As mix-media animators they actively seek out collaborations with artists outside their disciplines. Producing music videos for emerging and established musicians, their work has been featured on The Creators Project, WNYC's Soundcheck, Musicology, EarMilk, Filter Magazine, and Allston Pudding.

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Director Statement

Working to define a set of principles for the post-physical world that retain the texture and emotive essence of tactile art making methods. Traditional X Digital = Tradigital