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Portland animator and long-time cable access producer Jefferson Kincaid’s new animated feature started out as a dive into the world of abstract expressionism following negative reviews of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith. His exploration turned into a four-year inquiry into the notion of what defines abstraction. Using the editing program Final Cut Pro 7 and starting with a simple three-dimensional model, Kincaid pushed the boundaries of imagery and software to create his own digital abstractions. With an original score by experimental composer Jeffrey Von Ragan, Kincaid’s film washes over the viewer and embeds itself into the subconscious. “I wanted the film to be reminiscent of wandering through a museum and gazing at many images that might begin to blur into one another.” Kincaid will be on hand to introduce and talk about his film.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Animation, Experimental

Other Films by Jefferson Kincaid

Animation By Design

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, this short program of abstract animation features a variety of diverse work by Oregon and Washington animators with distinct graphic styles. This program includes: Joanna Priestley Joan Gratz Aaron F. Ross Marilyn Zornado Laura Heit Micah Weber Kello Goeller Jefferson Kincaid Reed O’Beirne Eric Ostrowski Ruth Hayes Devon