Insect Express
Insect Express
Original Title:Insect Express
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Recommended for mature audiences only
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Director(s): Emily Pelstring
Year of Production:2016
Screening Format:DIGITAL
Running Time:03:25
Techniques:3D Computer, Cut-outs & Ink on paper
Category:Commissioned Animation

The film explores an intersection of species; insect flight patterns and modes of industrial travel merge as collective rituals in a fever dream.

Emily Pelstring
About Emily Pelstring
Emily Pelstring is an artist and animator who obtained her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/Video, and her MFA from Concordia University in Studio Arts with a concentration in Film Production. She has received project support from LIFT, the Experimental Television Center, Studio XX and SAW Video Association, and shown work at Anthology Film Archives and various art galleries and festivals in Canada and the US. Emily’s artistic interests revolve around the historical role of emergent imaging technologies and their implication in the politics of representation. Video functions as a device for exploring the construction of identities in her work; and her work ends up sublimating or exploding notions of identity, representation, and narrative cohesion. These explosions are fueled by a postmodern, punk rock ethos and are often a result of an intensely collaborative, experimental process. Her recent commissions/collaborations include stereoscopic 3D concert visuals for Aids Wolf’s performance at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, several works with Jessica Mensch under the moniker Inflatable Deities, and an animated music video for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. She currently works out of her studio in Montreal, Canada. Click here to view the director's website.