New Video Works by Theodore Sefcik
JAG Projects is pleased to present a selection of new videos by Theodore Sefcik. To create his video works, Sefcik begins by hand drawing all of his characters and scene elements using an unusual collection of mostly obsolete and vintage software.
Movement is a core element of Sefcik’s artistic vision. Sometimes the scene elements, including animals, humanoids, and inscrutable organic and geometric forms are directly controlled by Sefcik like marionettes. Other times, Sefcik provides his creations with their own methods of locomotion, and allows them to independently waddle, crawl and tumble under their own power using a system of invisible pins, gears and levers.
Sefcik painstakingly selects and edits his favorite scenes and deploys them onto scavenged and refurbished LCD monitors which are each paired with a customized minicomputer video unit to display these choreographed scenes of mirth, mayhem and grace.
Sometimes, a scene will last for an hour, sometimes only a few seconds. The length of time is not as important as whether a certain emotion has been captured and it’s story has been told. Sefcik believes that some stories can only be told by watching a 5 second loop on repeat.
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