Films : Film : direction & collaboration

Katy Shepherd

artist statement

In Film the animation has a foot in both the camps of photography and film. The fim appears to be shot by a hand held cine camera or camcorder zooming in and out, gaining and losing focus.

It starts by examining a still photo. As you look different parts of the photo begin to come to life. Sometimes it all moves together as if to mimic a movie.

It seems to me that when you look at a family snapshot you bring alot of your own needs and memories to the reading of that photo and that over the years, as your life moves on and family members are lost, these change.

The result is a sort of chinese whispers effect. The image involves you.