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Tin House Reels: Isabelle Harada

After a week of reruns, Tin House Reels is back and pleased to be screening Isabelle Harada’s Entropy.

A story about a breakup, the film narrates the mundane moments of love against the backdrop of a galactic breakdown.

“During the past four years at PNCA, I have spent my time developing a style and line of inquiry,” Harada says. “I have found myself drawn to making work relating to physics, which takes the form of animated art consisting of cut outs from magazines whose content support my ideas. To create my animated collages, I start with a stack of national geographics: sifting through the pages to find images that are visually striking and conceptually relevant. From there, I intuitively compose the scene, and progress in a straight-ahead method of animation: pushing, tearing, painting and layering on a multiplane under the camera.”

The evidence of the artist’s attention to detail- the way a woman’s figure is torn into rips of paper; the pulpy paint daubs; the interplay between film footage and magazine collage- rewards multiple viewings of this lovely ode to heartbreak.

Isabelle Harada is an undergraduate majoring in Animated Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work has been shown as part of VideoFest at the Clinton Street Theater, in “I’m Displaced, I’m Confused About Sex, and My WiFi is Down,” a group show curated by Rose Bond; and in the “Boundary Crossings 2013” group show at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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 forming interesting new relationships between images and words.

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 Please upload your previously unpublished videos of 15 minutes or less to Youtube or Vimeo and send a link of your work to tinhousereels@gmail.com

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