Welcome to episode four of where to from here, a podcast series hosted by artist Jes Reyes. Its formation is both a result and a response to postponing Moonplay Cinema's first season of in-person programming due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Today's episode features Kiera Faber.
Kiera Faber is an artist working with materiality and texture through the mediums of animated experimental film, photography, and drawing. Her auteur, award-winning films are entirely crafted by hand. Each film involves extensive drawing, sculpture, and painting for sets, puppet stop-motion animations, and other forms of frame-by-frame animation. Faber creates visually complex and richly evocative surreal worlds where themes of loss and trauma are explored through enigmatic abstract narratives.
Faber's work is internationally screened and exhibited at film festivals, galleries, and museums, most notably the South Bend Museum of Art, DeVos Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, George Eastman Museum, and the Walker Art Center. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop after completing a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester. In 2018, Faber received a McKnight Fellowship in Media Arts. She has received numerous regional grants and two film production grants from the Jerome Foundation (2013, 2019). Faber currently is in production on her next animated film, The Garden Sees Fire, supported in part by the Jerome Foundation.
Faber is a Luxembourger/American and currently resides in Minnesota.
See clips from Kiera's films here.
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Theme music by Jes Reyes.
Original recording date: December 19, 2020