AMANDA MORGAN ARTISTS STATEMENT

AMANDA MORGAN
Extinct Animal Locomotion 1936, 2011
Single channel
4:3 video
silent
01:30 minutes
Videographer: James Morgan
Extinct Animal Locomotion 1936, (2011) uses analog footage of the last Tasmanian Tiger that was recorded in Hobart in 1936. Morgan simulates a flip book by extracting footage as still images, and redraws each image in pencil. Later she before places the drawings into book as footage, in a traditional cell frame animation.
Morgan’s video references Muybridge’s science photography, that recorded the locomotion of animals and the human form, and the ritual from the New Guinean Melukean Book of the Dead, which describes drawing in sand to enter the passage from life to death. 

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