Maya Erdelyi

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Introduction Iā€™m a bower bird, a harvester of the world around me. I collect stories, dreams, memories, and profound experiences. Through experimental animation I explore cycles of life, realms of consciousness, and create new myths. I see my work existing in the in the flicker of your eye, in the darkened cave, on gallery walls and in subversive places. Currently I'm an MFA student in Experimental Animation at Calarts. I'm working on ā€œPhosphena,ā€ a cut-paper stop-motion animation exploring the layers of consciousness connecting dreams, memories and death. Combining low and hi-tech experimental approaches to installation, projection, and puppetry along with compositing in After-Effects. I'm creating a large installation to view the animation involving photograms, a dream party, and the creation of a large human-sized bower to experience the animation. "I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself. I am for an art that comes out of a chimney like black hair and scatters in the sky."--Claes Oldenburg