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Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate
Sensorium
Sensorium
Andaluz
Andaluz
Ground Zero/Sacred Ground
Ground Zero/
Sacred Ground
Perpetual Motion
Perpetual Motion
Kakania
Kakania
Nine Lives
Nine Lives
Yours for the Taking
Yours for the Taking
Vis-á-Vis
Vis-á-Vis
Heavenly Bodies
Heavenly Bodies
Pentralia
Penetralia

Yours for the Taking

(1984 • 7 minutes) Collaboration with clay artist Jeanée Redmond; Music by D. Sharpe

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A three-legged cup embarks on a journey, filling itself with images and impressions of its surroundings.

“A vessel, the cup absorbs experiences and ultimately creates its own world, an amalgam of all that it has encountered.”

— Amy Finch, The Boston Phoenix



Awards:
Baltimore International Film Festival, 1986: 1st Prize, Animation
Humboldt Film Festival, California, 1984: 1st Place, Animation
Sinking Creek Film Celebration, 1984: Tennessee Arts Commission Purchase Award
New England Animation Festival, 1984: “Chuck Jones Award” for Best Animated Film
Bucks County Film Festival, 1985: Special Committee Award
Marin County Film Festival, California, 1984: 2nd Place, Animation
New England Film Festival, Boston, MA, 1984: Independent Filmmaker Award

Festivals:
International Stuttgart Animated Film Festival, Germany, 1986 & 1990
Bangkok Animation Film Festival, Thailand, 1986
Odense Film Festival, Denmark, 1985
Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films, Yugoslavia, 1984
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Independent Filmmakers Exposition, 1985
Los Angeles Film Exposition (FILMEX), 1984
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1985
U.S.A. Film Festival, Dallas, Texas, 1985
Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago, IL, 1984
Athens International Film/Video Festival, Ohio, 1984
Woman’s Eye View Film Festival, Portland, Oregon, 1985

Screenings:
Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 1984
Neighborhood Film/Video Project, Philadelphia, 1985, 1987
“Animation in the ‘80’s” Nine One One Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle
“Magic Movies IX” Off the Wall Cinema, Cambridge, MA, 1984
“LocaLights: Boston Film ‘84” First Night, Boston, 1984
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 1984

Television Broadcasts:
The Movie Channel/Showtime, 1987
“Independent Focus” WNET/13, New York Public Television, 1985
Yugoslavian Television (through Zagreb Film), 1985
“Image Union” WTTW, Chicago Public Television, 1984
“Frameworks” Continental Cablevision, Springfield, MA, 1985
“New Images” Video Interconnect, Massachusetts Cable, 1984

Print Purchases:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Tennessee Arts Commission
Sinking Creek Film Celebration
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
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