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La Cinémathèque québécoise
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The NFB, in partnership with Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation, is pleased to invite you to an artists’ talk by Frances Adair Mckenzie.

In her just about-to-be-finished project The Orchid and the Bee, this interdisciplinary artist brings her mischievous sense of play to the realm of virtual reality by combining the tactile materiality of old-school stop-motion animation and stereoscopy with cutting-edge technology. The result is an expressionistic spiral ode to our evolutionary future and life’s labyrinthine struggle for existence, as seen through a chain of genetic love affairs.

In this exclusive preview crafted for the Artists’ talk series, Frances will offer precious insight into her artistic process – from initial research into co-evolution, to the construction of a rotating motorized set and stereo workflows for VR compositing in Nuke.

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