Like water for the desert, New Media for New Mexico

First Light on the Oxberry Project

Kate Brown, a multimedia artist and key figure in the new Mimbreno visual arts movement, has been working to get physical, as opposed to digital, animation back up and running here in SW New Mexico.  A key part of this is her Oxberry, an animation stand from the Disney era, used for title design and cel based animation from the 1950’s… She drove this beast of an animation stand all the way back from Rhode Island to install it in her studio at the Hot Springs Ranch in Mimbres, NM.

Kate has been working to create the multiplane, which are series of glass plates, that when photographed from above allow for depth and 3d to be introduced into 2d animations.  Working with several local builders,  this process has begun.

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The WNMU New Media Studio, as part of its visiting artist series, is inviting new media artists to visit campus and work with students to create new works.  The first artist to visit this year is Stephen Dirkes, a NYC film maker and stop motion animation specialist.  We had the students collect flora from around the ranch, as we timelapsed, now we get to play:

Mimbres Hot Spring Lapse 2014 from stephen dirkes on Vimeo.

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