The Devil Lives in Hollywood: Amy Lockhart & Friends

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 4, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007, 6pm

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Amy Lockhart in person!

Nothing is quite right in animator and SAIC visiting faculty member Amy Lockhart’s hallucinogenic, hyper-colored world. Siamese-hearts pump hamburgers and butterflies, voracious Pac-Men hunt flocks of weeping eyeballs, and frogs belch Smurf-like red-and-white mushrooms. Funny and tragic by turns, Lockhart’s films mix knowingly-naïve hand-drawn characters with pop-culture cutouts and digitally manipulated imagery to create works that dazzle the eye and spark the imagination. Tonight’s program charts Lockhart’s career over the last decade and includes additional gems admired by the artist. Tell Mumsy I Love Her (2006); Walk for Walk (2005); Lady Flex (2005); A Single Tear (2004); Miss Edmonton Teenburger 1983 in: You’re Eternal… (2002); Miss Edmonton Teenburger 1983 in: It’s Party Time! (2002); Bonk! (w/Mark Bell, 2000); Tests (w/Mark Bell, 2000); The Devil Lives in Hollywood (1999); Sylvia Lining (1998); along with La Mujer Lagartija (Trixy Sweetvittles, 1996); Thought City (Stefan Gruber, 2000); Tunnel of Love (Helen Hill, 1996); and One Last Trick (Red Smarteez, 1998). 1996–2006, various directors, Canada/USA, ca. 80 min, various formats.

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