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Tin House Reels: Bianca Stone

This week Tin House Reels is excited to screen Bianca Stone’s Elegy with Judy Garland (and Refrigerator).

“While I often work on paper, I’ve always been in love with making little films,” Bianca said. ” I’ve always wanted to do animation, and ever since I was a teenager I have been slip-dashing it together using ridiculous methods of drawing-stop-animation, music, smoke and mirrors…experimenting with whatever I could do without knowing what I was doing.”

“What I want to happen in the films is just what I want in my poetry and drawings: to convey the words clear enough for the reader to experience them, and have the images/music seamlessly add to that experience without taking away from the poem.”

Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist living in Brooklyn who creates the fine, inked wonderland of POETRY COMICS. Stone’s full-length collection of poetry will come out in 2014 jointly from Tin House and Octopus Books.

Stone has recently been focused on running The Ruth Stone Foundation, which is saving (through relentless fundraising and careful restoration) her late grandmother’s house in the mountains of Vermont, converting it into an intimate writer’s retreat and artist space. The goal of the Foundation is to preserve and display Ruth Stone’s poetry, life, and legacy, and invite special groups of artists to come work in that sacred, innovative environment.

Tin House Reels is a weekly feature on The Open Bar dedicated to the craft of short filmmaking. Curated by Ilana Simons, the series features videos by artists who are building new bridges between visual art, music, and text. Our aim is to showcase work that focuses on the exciting relationship that can exist between literature and film.

We are now accepting submissions for Tin House Reels. Please upload your previously unpublished videos of 15 minutes or less to Youtube or Vimeo and send a link of your work to tinhousereels@gmail.com.

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