October 8, 2010

SEAT presents Clyde Petersen, first artist of the WALLRUS project

SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) presents the first project of the 4-year WALLRUS series.

SEAT is "a loose coalition of animator/filmmakers based in Seattle whose mission is to be a nurturing force for the creation and dissemination of experimental animation."

The WALLRUS project, supported by NW Film Forum and Art Work Fine Art Services, is a "slow moving, ungainly giant movie, an eight part collaborative mural/animation created over four years" on a section of the Wall next to Cal Anderson Park. "The 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."

This collaborative project involves seven animators and one school group:
Clyde Petersen
Webster Crowell
Britta Johnson
Sarah Jane Lapp
Tess Martin
Amanda Moore
Coyote Central

Initial artist Clyde Petersen began his animation during September's Blitz! He is working on animating a music video for Not Like Any Other Feeling, by the Portland-based band The Thermals. The project celebrates 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.

More information on Clyde's project is here.
More information on SEAT is here.

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