Current work in progress: “Pineapple Water” animation film for projection
CALARTS – EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION WORKSHOPS from wendell mc shine on Vimeo.
Prepared for CalArts by
contemporary artist Wendell Mc Shine 2017
Fracture Space is an experimental animation workshop that explores the vastness between conceptualizing and actualizing unconventional motion through a hands-on project room workshop that investigates anti-narratives, materials and the processes that unify fine art and animation.
Fractured Space introduces improvisational approaches to creating animation experiments by tracking and responding to a series of thoughts, specific materials and sound components.
To take animation out of its perceived contextualization by shifting and repurposing its creation process and platform of delivery. The workshops are anchored in the ideology of improvisation and direct approaches of generating hand made sequences of moving imagery.
visualities is a venue for visual practice. It aims to host individual and collaborative projects annually, presenting visual culture across a range of genres and forms: from photography to the moving image, from performance to architecture, from soundscapes to painting and sculpture. Encapsulating this living terrain of creativity, we consider the visual language as part of a wider practice of world-making.
Pt.1 Documenting how ideas begin to take form and context. Artist Wendell Mc Shine
2016 – “NOMAD”
2016 CONTINUATION OF 2015 COLLECTION “NOMADS OF THE DREAM TRIBE”
ANIMATIONS, PRINTMAKING AND INSTALLATIONS ARE THE MAIN FORCUS.
The motivation for “Nomad” is to seek new and innovative ways of expanding conversations
and philosophies within my work. By challenging groups of new and conventional ways in
which art can be made and digested. “Nomad” narrative substance unfolds through a
visual language of perpetual motion and iterations of animated gestures evolving through
a conceptual replacement and over-layering of still mono-prints contained within a
series motorized motifs and LCD sculptures.
The main drive for creating my work stems from a compulsive need to explore the human condition and its intrinsic dialogue within the realm of fantasy in an attempt to formulate thought provoking critiques contextualized through the use of social anthropology and current issues. My visual practice takes shape by combining materials and mediums. I use drawings, found objects, wood, sound, printmaking, paintings and paper cutouts to create animated films. These films are sometimes used in my mixed media installations forming a coherent interplay between the static and the moving image making up the multilayered discipline of my work.
CURRENT PROJECT :
“Nomads Of The Dream Tribe” Marks the beginning of a series of works; animations,
oil paintings, drawings and monoprints that takes us into a journey of Wendell’s thinking
processes, his constitution and drive that leads to these enormous worlds of inspiration.