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Brent Green

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Still from Paulina Hollers, 2006 20 Min. Animated Film © Brent Green and Nervous Films
Brent Green

1606 Paseo de Peralta
87501 Santa Fe
NM
US
June 13th, 2009 - September 6th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
https://sitesantafe.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Downtown/Plaza
EMAIL:  
info@sitesantafe.org
PHONE:  
505-989-1199
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Tue 10-5
TAGS:  
animation, video-art

DESCRIPTION

Pennsylvania based artist Brent Green is known for his stop-motion short films in which he combines hand-drawn animations and rickety handmade sets. These works reflect his abiding interest in the strange characters and local stories of his childhood in Appalachia. His 2007 film Carlin was a darkly comic tale, which told of the slow death by diabetes of his Aunt Carlin. Shot in the farmhouse where Green grew up with lifesized handmade wooden characters, the film was imbued with the southern gothic haze that suffuses all of his work.

For his SITE Santa Fe commission Green will complete his most ambitious work to date; a film and multi-channel video/sculpture installation based on the true story of Leonard, a Louisville, Kentucky man who built a “strange and wonderful house” he thought would prevent his wife from dying of cancer. The centerpiece of this exhibition will be Green’s interpretation of this house, a 34 * 17 foot structure that will inhabit one of SITE’s galleries. This house will be the set for a feature length animated film based on Leonard’s story. In turn, the house will be embedded with multiple monitors screening portions of the film.

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