Time Arts Professor Gains National Exposure
Bart Woodstrup, visiting professor of Time Arts in the NIU School of Art, will have his new animation "Animalia" featured on the PBS television program TVfILM in upstate New York on Sunday, July 24th @10:30p.m. The animation is a collaboration with inter-disciplinary artist C. Ryder Cooley, and was inspired by Ryder's intermedia performance of the same name.
Animalia is also touring film festivals throughout the country including a local screening at the Sycamore Film Festival in September 2011.
Animalia is an inter-species fairytale about a girl who is disenchanted with the world and wishes she could fly. She joins the circus only to discover it is a secret military operation. She then runs away to the woods and falls under the spell of a mystical deer. When she becomes an antlered deer-creature, she finally achieves flying powers and enters an ethereal world of hybrid creatures.
Bart is also one of 150 artists included in the forthcoming book TRANSMISSION ARTS: Artists and Airwaves (PAJ Publications, 2011) by Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff & Maria Papadomanolaki. The book is "a genealogy of 150 artists and artworks—and more than 250 images—from 1921 to the present that encompasses performance, video, radio theatre, sound art, media installation, networked art, and acoustic ecology."
The book will be released on July 23, 2011 and can be pre-ordered here.