Animator Marcie LaCerte will be sharing work-in-progress material of her upcoming animated short film, The Pleasure-Dome, and will be delivering an artist’s talk about her work.REGISTER
I will be making progress on my upcoming independent animated short titled “The Pleasure-Dome.” I am combining digital character animation with hand-drawn, colored pencil backgrounds. I will be using the facilities and the 25-acre grounds for inspiration (as much of my film is set in plant-filled landscapes) and for finishing up my film.
Marcie LaCerte is a Chinese-American animator and art director based in New York City. She is currently a Creative Culture fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center and is working on two narrative short films.
Her clients include Vox, NPR, Great Big Story, PBS, and Quartz. Her films have been recognized by Vimeo Staff Picks, The New Yorker, Ottawa International Animation Festival, GLAS, AFI Docs, and more. She has given talks at the CalArts Experimental Animation program, the Living Room Light Exchange (New York), and the Light Grey Art Lab Residency.
She is interested in making films that use metaphor, surrealism, and comedy to examine personal experiences and feelings. Her dreamlike environments reflect the internal psychological state of her characters, and her stories are often structured around journeys through these otherworldly landscapes. Her work explores themes of isolation, creativity, obsession, and the absurdity of modern life. She is also interested in producing interactive multimedia art through game design or web-based hypertext. In her free time, she enjoys thrift shopping, listening to podcasts, and thinking about the internet.
Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor’s office and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.