My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell

This video was created in 2019 by multi-media artist Ellie Anglin for award-winning composer Nick Storring, for the title track from his new album My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell. The song draws both name and inspiration from Roberta Flack’s song “Sweet Bitter Love”. Anglin's primary medium is collage, and stop motion animation using collage has proven a natural extension of her practice. She created this video in her basement using an iPhone, a free stop motion app, over 7000 photos and lots and lots of cut-outs. The video is about the city of Toronto (especially as a mecca of art and culture for those outside of it) and the experience of a young woman artist creating, trying and failing to make it in "the big city". Other themes include the erasure of identity, existence and experience by time and soft things being dominated and destroyed by strong things.

  • Ellie Anglin
    Orchard, Sometimes Late at Night, Cut + Paste
  • Ellie Anglin
  • Ellie Anglin
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Stop Motion, Collage Animation, Horror, Feminist, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Orange Milk Records
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Video / Disc
Director Biography - Ellie Anglin

Ellie Anglin is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Kitchener Ontario. All of her work contains themes of gender, soft power, pop culture, celebrity, death and food. Her primary medium is collage, and so stop-motion animation using collage became a natural extension of her practice. She has created other stop motion music videos for artists Eiyn Sof and Agile Like This and a large scale animation installation for Night/Shift festival alongside artist Allie Brenner.

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