Moving images by Kelly Sears will be shown at each Station to Station stop.
Kelly Sears is an animator and filmmaker living in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Her collage films are created from foraged magazines, books, orphaned films and other ephemera. Her interdisciplinary media practice draws from genres such as experimental film, documentary, essay films, recycled cinema and critical fiction. She uses appropriated imagery from our nation’s past to create speculative historical narratives that resonate with present-day events. Her work combines video, digital animation, stop-motion animation, digital imaging, and sound design.
She has screened her work at museums, galleries and film festivals, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, MOMA, The Hammer Museum, Machine Project, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Light Industry, Sundance Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Black Maria Film Festival. Her films have won awards at Chicago Underground Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. She teaches experimental animation, found footage cinema, hybrid media and collaborative art practices classes at the University of Houston.