Presented by ZER01 with support from the James Irvine Foundation
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s “The Wild Sheep Chase” and “Dance, Dance, Dance” the film is brought to life in real time through the manipulation and projection of photographs, drawings, slides, videos, shadows and three dimensional objects, along with the processing and amplification of electronic music, nostalgic songs and field recordings from 80’s Japan. Sheepwoman (2009) lives in a world humans can’t see. She is half shadow. She is in between. Sheepwoman is a switchboard operator, she connect things so we won’t forget. A suitcase-sized animation booth, miniature televisions, a train-propelled camera, motors, sensors, and flash bulbs all work together to blur the boundaries of the real world and the cinema world. It is up to the audience to determine where dreams end and reality begins.
Sheepwoman was made possible by The Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and premiered at LACE in 2009.