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Lynn Tomlinson

Born Augusta, GA 1967

Mastodon Hunters

2017
16mm camera-less animation
Runtime 1:12
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Synopsis

16mm camera-less animation loops created in Scotch Tape Cinema Workshop in Baltimore, led by filmmaker Mike Stoltz & Secret Psychic Cinema. Scotch tape was used to transfer the ink from prints and magazines directly onto 16mm film. (Shot with a DSLR and digitally slowed down 50%). The soundtrack is the sound of the image on the edge of the film: the optical track, both tracks at the same time, slowed 50%. Exhibited in the Streetlight video project at RomanSusan gallery in Chicago.

Biography

Lynn Tomlinson is an animator, filmmaker, and interdisciplinary artist whose current creative work explores environmental themes, imagining how non-humans might view humanity’s social and environmental impact, using clay on glass and other tactile animation methods. A recipient of Independent Artist Fellowships in Media Arts from the states of Maryland, Florida, and Pennsylvania, her award-winning films have screened internationally in festivals including Annecy International Animation Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Cinekid, and TIFF Kids. Her work is in MoMA’s collection, and recent gallery exhibitions include a one-person show at the University of Delaware, and group shows at the Park School of Baltimore, Delaware Contemporary, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Gallery. Her curatorial projects include Sister Cities Animated(2019) and Cross-Pollinated: Hybrid Art Abuzz (2015). She is currently an assistant professor at Towson University in the department of Electronic Media and Film.