Jodie Mack

Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. The works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects and question the role of decoration in daily life.

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Mack's 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Projections at the New York Film Festival, and the Viennale. She has presented solo programs at the 25FPS Festival, Anthology Film Archives, BFI London Film Festival, Harvard Film Archive, National Gallery of Art, REDCAT, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, and Wexner Center for the Arts among others. Her work has been featured in publications including Artforum, Cinema Scope, Senses of Cinema, and The New York Times. She currently works as an Associate Professor of Animation at Dartmouth College, where she co-organizes an experimental media series, EYEWASH, and serves as the 2015-16 Sony Music Fellow.

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Personal Website
Visual Arts Center 211
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Film and Media Studies
B.A. University of Florida
M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Publications

Selected Films:

Something Between Us (2015, 9m30s, 16mm, color, sound)
Razzle Dazzle (2014, 5m, 16mm, color, silent)
New Fancy Foils (2013, 12m30s, 16mm, color, silent)
Undertone Overture (2013,10m30s, 16mm, color, sound)
Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (2013, 41m, 16mm, color, sound)
Glistening Thrills (2013, 8m, 16mm, color, sound)
Let Your Light Shine (2013, 3m, 16mm, color and b/w, sound)
Blanket Statement #2: It’s All or Nothing (2013, 5m, 16mm, color, sound)
Blanket Statement #1: Home is Where the Heart is (2012, 3m, 16mm, color, sound)
Persian Pickles (2012, 3m, 16mm, color, sound)
Point de Gaze (2012, 5m, 16mm, color, silent)
The Future is Bright (2011, 3m, 16mm, color, sound)
Posthaste Perennial Pattern (2010, 3m30s, 16mm, color, sound)
Rad Plaid (2010, 6m, 16mm, color, sound)
Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside (2010, 4m30s, 16mm, color, sound)
Unsubscribe #2: All Eyes on the Silver Screen (2010, 2m45s,16mm x 2 , b/w, silent)
Unsubscribe #3: Glitch Envy (2010, 5m45s,16mm, color, sound)
Unsubscribe #4: The Saddest Song in the World (2010, 2m45s, 16mm, color, sound)


Selected Installations:
Undertone Overture (2014, The Walls, Queensland Australia)
No Kill Shelter (2013, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts)
Bicycle Zoetrope (2011/12)