I work on animated sketches when I need to take a breather from larger projects. The backgrounds were sourced from a beautiful collection of French Textile Samples (1863) found over at The Public Domain Review.
The French Textile animations have recently been compiled together as part of an Oulipian collaboration with l’Ao for a Multilingual Poetry Reading curated by Tansy Xiao. The project premiered at the Brooklyn Art Library 28 Frost St Brooklyn, New York on June 29th, 2018. See documentation below.
“The language with which I make my poems has nothing to do with one spoken here, or anywhere.” — Paul Celan
Multilingual Poetry Reading is a series of poetry reading and performance events that encourage varying interpretations of the same poems in different languages and disciplines. Special thanks to our host Brooklyn Art Library, a crowd-sourced library that features 40,609 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. Event Organizer: Raincoat Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting artists with fluid identities and multiple cultural backgrounds. Poems include Jorge Luis Borges, Marina Tsvetaeva, Paul Celan, Vasko Popa, Charles Pierre Baudelaire.