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Tess Martin Animates Identity: On ‘Ginerva’, Painting, and More

Six years ago today, Tess Martin’s Ginerva, a short animated film, exhibited as a solo show at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The film, which utilizes the charming and infinitely impressive paper-cut out style of animation, is based on the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Dirge,” which is one small part of a larger work Shelley never finished before his untimely more.


Animator Andrea Love’s Beautiful Needle-Felted World

Seven years ago today was the release of “Fear,” a multi-media animated short documentary in which one man tells his story about growing up in the midst of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Dr. Zenglo Chen’s words and emotions guide the visuals of the film, which capture his story with stop-motion and hand more.


Behind the Scenes with ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Animator Tess Martin

When I stumbled upon the work of filmmaker and visual artist Tess Martin, I was at once delighted and fascinated by both the mediums she uses and the ideas she explores. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Martin’s work is informed by hand-made animation techniques and “their potential to explore the human condition.”