September 8, 2010

SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) presents "WALLRUS"

Local animators premiere four-year wall animation project Wallrus, an animated wall project lasting four years and involving 8 animators, kicks off at 6PM on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Local artist/musician Clyde Petersen will create a large scale animation destined for a music video.

SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) in conjunction with Sound Transit, and with support from the NW Film Forum and Art Work Fine Art Services presents: Wallrus - The slow moving, ungainly giant movie, an eight part collaborative mural/animation created over four years on the surface of a construction barrier in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Seven animators and one school group collaborating over time will take over part of the huge plywood wall around the Capitol Hill Light Rail construction - specifically a section by 'the Philosopher's Tree' near the 10th Ave and Denny park entrance in Cal Anderson Park. Beginning Thursday September 9th this wall will become an animated mural, with a new animator arriving every six months to transform the wall entirely, culminating in evening screenings of 'wall' animation and selected films curated by the artist of the season.
SEAT members include Webster Crowell, Tess Martin, Britta Johnson, Clyde Peterson, Sarah Jane Lapp, Amanda Moore, and others, including a collaborative project with Coyote Central.

Initial artist Clyde Petersen begins his animation at 6PM during the Capitol Hill art walk on September 9th, 2010. The spectacle is free and open to the public. He will be working on a music video for Portland based band, The Thermals. The project will celebrate the wonders of travel in outer space.

Clyde Petersen runs the Seattle-based production company Do It For the Girls Productions. He divides time between producing live action and animated music videos, touring with and managing local bands, and teaching youth film making camps. His most recent feature film, The Unspeakable, premiered in July 2010.

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