Adios, Catanolia!

This animation is a combination of paper cut-out dolls, magazine fragments and fabric. It follows a simple storyline: a nun wakes up from a dream and runs away from her convent. She is lured and falls into another trap, the Castle of Horror. Her dream and the Castle of Horror were animated layered magazine cutouts. Most of the magazine fragments came from the Art Forum magazine. Visual pleasure is heightened by chaotic information that has been churned out by the art world.

A potential trap, or doom, looms during the unending consumption of images, or visual pleasure. I’m particularly interested in the feminine aspect of this pleasure: erotic movements and seduction through desire. A nun is socially pressured to restrain her erotic needs: I’m attempting to counter this imposed societal boundary through the expression of her personal desire.