Stacey Steers will guide viewers on a tour of her new installation piece Night Hunter House, built to accompany her animated film Night Hunter. Night Hunter is composed of cut-up 18th and 19th century engraved book illustrations, and resurrects silent film star Lillian Gish, who sews and cooks but also contents with giant worms, swarming moths, and a menacing snake. Steers will also present her earlier films Phantom Crayon, Totem, and Watunna.
Stacey Steers’ films are created from thousands of handmade
works on paper, whether collages or individually-painted drawings.
Her process is both labor-intensive and intuitive. She spends several
years creating artwork for each film, typically eight distinct, unique
images for every second of animation. Over time, these images
become a formal record of an ongoing and obsessive engagement
with an original idea, through all its transformations.