Seattle-based artist Stefan Gruber will bring his live experimental animation performance to Joslyn Art Museum this summer!
His three-part act includes live animation, a live voice performance, and an entertaining array of audience interaction that is rarely seen elsewhere in the world. Although the program is 100% family-friendly, Gruber engages ideally with adult audiences.
The show begins with an interactive introduction during which he draws a “psychic portrait” of a member of the audience—a seemingly abstract animation, which comes together as a cohesive piece when the series is replayed at the end of the session. This segment is a way to show how ordinary a psychic connection can be and the accompanying animation is a wonderfully unconventional introduction. Next, the audience is invited to select from a menu of Gruber’s short films, including some pieces that are paired with live voice performances by Gruber and some that require the audience to pitch in with their own voices. Finally, Gruber ends the performance with a finale piece, showcasing some of his most recent animation. The show takes approximately one hour.
is an American experimental animator and performance artist from Seattle. Gruber is founder and teacher of the Animation Department at the Nova Animation Project and founder of Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT). Gruber creates one hand-drawn, digitally finished experimental animation short per year and spends his summers touring North America with his work. For more information about Stefan Gruber and to view his short films, visit the artist's website www.stefangruber.com.