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Zoe Friedman

Born New York, NY 1985

Idle Hour

Stop Motion Animation
Runtime 6:02
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Idle Hour is a collaged narrative of layered time and place made by combining photographs with paper cut-outs and hand-drawn imagery. Characters and setting emerge through rhythmic sequence and repetition. At times the two channels create a single panorama, at other points they mirror one another or show different perspectives entirely. The shifting perspective, as well as the movement between cut-outs and realistic photographic imagery, blurs the boundaries between flat and three-dimensional space, moving between real and imagined landscapes.


Zoe Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist that works with installation, video and sound. Her work explores the wild and domestic, the strange and familiar, uniting faraway places with the objects that surround us in our daily life. Through animation, collage and ornamental design, Zoe’s lighthearted and intricate work evoke the humor and beauty of nature and our connection to it.

Zoe has had solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Denmark, Brooklyn, NY, Oakland, CA, Washington DC, Arlington VA, and Baltimore, MD. She is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Time Based Media Program at Anne Arundel Community College. She is currently working on a large-scale permanent installation for the Enoch Pratt Public Library in Hampden, Baltimore.