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Recent Work

SeXFiles by Saddle of Centaur

Director/Editor: Kristen Anchor Assistant Director: Amelia Voos Crew: Rahne Alexander and Christina Reitemeyer

"SeX Files" off of the album Saddle 6 Pack by Saddle of Centaur Downloads available at saddleofcentaur.bandcamp.com 

Film PERformance, sindikit, 4/29/16

     

Lonesome Cowboy On The Protein Deprivation Trail by Mole Suit Choir 

Lonesome Cowboy On The Protein Deprivation Trail

Music: Mole Suit Choir
Words: Chris Toll
Video: Kristen Anchor
Paintings: Elizabeth Downing
Mole Suit Choir are Liz Downing and Rupert Wondolowski

the ends at Lighthole 4/8/16

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ESTA NESBITT'S EVERYMAN AS ANYMAN, OR PUTTING ON, ON, ON, ON

Everyman as Anyman, or Putting On, On, On, On, On (1969) by Esta Nesbitt, from the Esta Nesbitt papers, 1941-1981, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (20 minutes) A 5-screen film and sound performance reconstructed and performed as a video and sound performance by the artist and filmmaker Kristen Anchor.

A Turtle & a Robot walk into a bar

Cut out animation created for a collaboratively produced exquisite corpse style feature film in Baltimore, MD.  Due out in 2016.

Butch

Butch, is a triptych of three looping videos, each featuring a still portrait of a male professional athlete who is crying animated tears.  His image is superimposed on a live-action video of amateurs playing his sport.

Tennis is a notoriously weepy sport.  But still, this moment brought up a lot of questions for me.  I cry more about sports than anything else. Why?  Vicarious living?  Idealized moments of human triumph and failure?  The imperfect working of mind and body?  Winning big and losing hard?  And then, larger questions emerge:  When is it culturally acceptable for a man to cry in public?  If crying is a show of weakness (therefore anti-macho), then we have an interesting contradiction here: One of the only times we see men publicly crying is in professional sports, perhaps the most male-dominated profession in what still is arguably a very male-dominated society.

On the individual level, a psychological explanation seems clear:  a release of emotion right after an exhausting physical struggle in an emotionally heightened event, one moment in time for which the athlete has spent years, maybe decades preparing.  On a social level, it is such a common occurrence that it suggests that contradictions thrive in the social construction of gender.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT  

(ANIMATION WITH LIVE SOUND EFFECTS PERFORMANCE)

Animation and sound design by Kristen Anchor, performed by Kristen Anchor and Andrea Shearer

You Are What You Eat is a rotoscoped animation of kitchen disaster scenes, the sourced from Hollywood films.  Using studio foley sound techniques, fruit, kitchen appliances, and modified objects create the soundscape to the animation -- live and visible, in front of the audience.

Filmmaker Kristen Anchor and performer Andrea Shearer produce a live soundtrack of effects and foley sounds to a series of rotoscoped animations. The shorts depict famous movie scenes in the kitchen, and the sounds are half of the show... Recorded May 9th, 2013 at the Videopolis Festival.

See You Are What you Eat as a three-wall gallery installation here.

MAGIC MOVIE MACHINES (SERIES) 

Live visual and audio performances with modified projectors, found 16mm film, leader, stock, spray paint, bleach, power tools, dirt, abrasives, etc.  Looping 16mm is manipulated live, changing the visuals, audio, and "narrative" over time.

Sunset Lake Montebello Kristen Anchor Outer Visions High Zero Festival Sep 16, 2014