Purple Television

[June 12 2014] : art

Veils Curates: Mound by Allison Schulnik

MOUND by Allison Schulnik is the second video selected by VEILS curators for Purple TV. MOUND is a celebration of the moving painting. It is a macabre wandering with subjects choreographed in emotive gesture and movement. The line is blurred between the material elements of art-making (texture, color, form) and the physicality of ballet and theater. Created solely by the artist and featuring over 100 hand-sculpted and sewn puppets, the labor-intensive piece took nearly eight months, at times requiring 2 hours to create a single frame. The intricacies of the work cannot be perceived in a single viewing. The musical accompaniment to the film is “It’s Raining Today” graciously lent by legendary singer-songwriter Scott Walker. Originally released in 1969, the moody melodramatic song perfectly reflects the simultaneous solidarity and isolation in her world of “rejects, misfits and their landscapes.”

Film by Allison Schulnik

Cinematography by Helder K. Sun.

“It’s Raining Today” written by Noel Scott Engel

4:23 min

Copyright Allison Schulnik


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