“Despair” is a multi-technique animation that circles ideas of access to safe abortion through imagery. This project has been inspired by the current situation of women in Peru, where abortions are illegal even in cases of rape; and the United States today, facing a government that is openly against abortion. Since my art practice is influenced by notions of social justice and feminism, I acknowledge an artistic response is due given the current situation of female body policing in different parts of the world. That is also why I prefer to work without a dialogue, rather trusting the selection of images and sequences as the sole need for clear communication.
“Despair” is an animation that circulates around ideas of access to abortion. This short animation is a mixture of 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation composed into a single thematic video that contains audio samples of male politicians and public figures from the USA and Peru denying women's ownership over their bodies. It makes use of a non-narrative space and is guided by visual analogies. Animation is a medium that allows for the portrayal of complex ideas and strong messages in a subtle, beautiful, and lingering way. Since my subject matter brings many connotations with it, animation brings a wider range of alternatives to distillate theses complex undertones in a dynamic manner.
This piece has been exhibited at:
2017 Sites of Reconstruction - Ignite Gallery • Toronto, ON
2017 Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival - Ukraine
2017 Multivision Festival - Russian Federation
2017 CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival - Mexico
2017 Sommets du cinéma d’animation - Canada
2017 Animax Skopje Fest - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
2018 La Truca Festival Internacional de Animación - Colombia
2018 Anim!Arte International Student Animation Festival of Brazil - Brazil
2019 VisuElles Film Festival - Ottawa - Canada
2019 HUMANO International Human Rights Film Festival - Tijuana • México
2017 Semi-finalist of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards