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Christian Marclay, The Clock

Posted by Lily Benson on January 22

Last night I went to see Christian Marclay’s exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery. They are screening his video The Clock nonstop each weekend until February 19th. It is one of the most tediously assembled found footage works I’ve seen so far. The 24 hour loop is comprised of very short scenes from all sorts of [...]


Strata-Cuts by David Daniels

Posted by Lily Benson on January 19

I discovered my favorite animation technique, “strata cutting,” while watching Magic Screen sequences that recount American History on PeeWee’s Playhouse. It took me a while to figure out what this mesmerizing technique was called and who did it, but after researching it again recently, there was far more information available. David Daniel’s pioneered this psychedelic [...]

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Martha Colburn at Issue Project Room

Posted by Lily Benson on October 11

Tomorrow, 10/12, Martha Colburn will be projecting animations with live sound at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. I haven’t yet seen her perform at a screening, but I have projected a bunch of her shorts on 16mm from the Film Maker’s Co Op, while curating a series called “Films on Film.” Her works are some [...]


This is a shared production blog for the forthcoming animated feature, "The Ruined Cast," written and directed by Dash Shaw. Produced by John Cameron Mitchell, Howard Gertler, and Biljana Labovic. Contributing artists are Jane Samborski, Frank Santoro, Lily Benson and Ray Sohn. Music by James Lucido.