The Contemporaries visit the Light Factory on January 12 to spend an evening with Linnea Beyer, their Director of Films and avant garde animator and digital collagist Heather D. Freeman for a film screening of Freeman's animation, Pennipotens. Based on a fairy tale recorded by Edmund Dulac in 1916, a spiteful mother repeatedly tries to kill her “beautiful” daughter, and is repeatedly and secretly foiled by her beloved “ugly” daughter. Influenced by Japanese shadow-puppets, Pennipotens uses digital cutout animation combined with hand drawn animation.
The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Film and Photography
7:30 PM, Thursday, January 12
Free for Contemporaries Members
$8 for Non-Members
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Heather D. Freeman is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing. She grew in Skillman, New Jersey and was heavily influenced by her parents’ careers in the sciences. She holds a BA in Fine Art and German Studies from Oberlin College and an MFA in Studio Art from Rutgers University. Previously, Freeman worked as an art director, graphic designer, editor and animator in New York and New Jersey. She also taught art, graphic design and visual rhetoric since 2001 at various institutions including the University of Kentucky and Clemson University. Her work is regularly exhibited regionally and nationally and has appeared in international exhibitions in Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden and Thailand.
The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film is one of only four museums for photography and film in the United States. They have served as a haven for artists to express new ideas through photography and filmmaking, and to support cutting edge art since 1972. The Light Factory was founded in 1972 as a Photographers' Cooperative whose goal was to nurture a growing community of emerging artist-photographers and increase appreciation for photography as an art form. The stated purpose of the group was to “to provide an outlet for the displaying of photographic prints and other creative products of the photographic medium,” and to display in a gallery setting “work which stands on its aesthetic and creative value.”