Drawing, Installation, Painting, Photography, and Video
001 001 001 will be an animated installation that explores the cognitive function behind repetitive and obsessive thinking. My attempt is to visualize these patterns and open up a dialogue about process, confusion and the ultimate search for a state of acceptance within excess. Much like the process of creating an animated sequence, repetitive thoughts function through drawing something out over and over until it becomes either completely different from its initial conception or just an evolution of its original form. My personal practice as an animator has been influenced by my diagnosed OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), the way my thought patterns function revolve around piecing fragments together to create some sense of cohesion as a byproduct of frustration and chaos.
Visualizing something that is so individualized and varies from person to person will only be achieved through creating a physical and immersive space. The animation itself will be composed of objects and tasks that mimic my notion of the everyday. These components will morph into one another, creating an endless loop. The animated loop will be showcased on varying digital platforms, such as CRT TV’s, and smaller projections and will then be re-created onto two large canvases with black paint.
The illusion of movement in animated sequences are composed of the repetition of drawings that in time evolve. Transitioning this onto the form of a painting does not guarantee any sort of outcome, but will achieve a sense of physical connection between the mind, the body and the space itself. Through physically engaging with these materials, my goal is for this piece to emulate a sense roughness and imperfection, allowing the viewer to get lost.
The space will have three walls, the center wall will be the projected loop and the side walls will have the mounted paintings. Scattered throughout the space will be smaller iterations of the larger projected piece and some of the objects being depicted. To accompany this piece, I will also compose a soundtrack that will be performed upon showing it to the public and will consist of repeating notes and a loop pedal that with the layering of sound, will evolve and become its own form.
Not knowing what the end result of this project will look like prior to its completion will not only push me conceptually but will also act as an exposure to my diagnosed OCD.
Pamela Guest b. 1995 in Quito, Ecuador, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Guest is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores personal narrative, family archive, and the intersection between documentary and animation. Her work finds its balance through the merging of digital forms, tactility and her love for experimentation. Guest utilizes various mediums which include 2d animation, stop motion animation, installation, illustration, video and set design.
BFA, Animated Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art
The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, FR
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, London, UK
GAZE Animation Showcase III, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA
Vestiges, PNCA Mediatheque
NW Animation Festival, Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
Media Arts Merit Scholarship Show, PNCA Mediatheque, Portland, OR
Otis Summer of Art Illustration Show, Los Angeles, CA
Screening of short film Here at Chingada Gallery, Portland, OR
Solo Show at Nossa Familia Coffee, Portland, OR
Steve Hillenburg Animation Grant through The Princess Grace Foundation
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