Bio: Leah Dubuc is a multimedia artist and an award winning filmmaker currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Dubuc is a Bay Area native and her work has been shown in festivals and galleries throughout the United States. Lately her work is based in the humor of everyday life and cultivating a new representation of women in film and media.
Statement of Work: My series of experimental animations, entitled Magical Thinking, is an exploration of form and materials in time based media. I use tools non-traditional to animation (watercolor, spray paint, glitter, sand paper, etc.) paired with playful subject matter as a way of exploring the playful dialogue between media and subject. I believe the form a work of art takes must be in direct conversation with the story the piece is trying to tell. I want the viewer to be aware of the materials an animation is made of, and be delighted and surprised. I believe materials can communicate as much of a feeling as content, and through this work, I explore the limitations of both.