Anna Firth: Ghost Loops
February 17 - March 24, 2018
Patron Art House is delighted to present Ghost Loops by Anna Firth, our first online exhibition as part of our Online Media Room gallery.
Anna Firth uses traditional animation methods to model complex depictions of onscreen movement. Her hand-inked scenes layer actions into short loops creating frenetic swarms of characters. The three Ghost Loops consider futility and the physical limitations of animated space through a variable character.
Anna Firth was born in Chico, California and currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC. Her animations are compelling and complex, altering space and time using traditional animation technique. Firth is currently completing her MFA at Emily Carr University, and has exhibited across North America, including Magic Floot 2 (New York), Experiments in Cinema 12.3 (New Mexico), Media Artists Studio Screening (Washington) and Local Sightings (Washington). Upcoming exhibitions include Animation Night by NYEEC (New York) and a Masters thesis group exhibition at the Libby Leshgold Gallery (Vancouver).
Patron Art House presents the Online Media Room as part of an ongoing exploration of fine art and technology.
New technologies radically bring into question the way we view art and collect art. ‘Real time’ applications and web platforms expand opportunities to educate and disseminate art for a global audience. As artist practices continue to adopt new technologies, we realize the need to advance our means for exhibiting art that challenges traditional methods of display. The Online Media Room presents exhibitions and programming coextensive to our gallery and offsite exhibitions.
Original hand drawn frames from Anna Firth's Ghost Loop animations currently on view in the Online Media Room.
Anna Firth, Ghost Loop 1 (animation frame), 2018, ink on paper, frame 8/25 (original), 8.5 x 11 unframed
Anna Firth, Ghost Loop 2 (animation frame), 2018, ink on paper, frame 18/44 (original), 8.5 x 11 unframed
Anna Firth, Ghost Loop 2 (animation frame), 2018, ink on paper, frame 10/44 (original), 8.5 x 11 unframed
Anna Firth, Ghost Loop 3, (animation frame), 2018, ink on paper, frame 23/27 (original), 8.5 x 11 unframed
Anna Firth, Ghost Loop 3, (animation frame), 2018, ink on paper, frame 22/27 (original), 8.5 x 11 unframed