The live films are a collaboration between video artist Sue Costabile and Laetitia Sonami
Sheepwoman (currently performed)
The making of Sheepwoman: sets and models
Inspired by Haruki Murakami's The Wild Sheep Chase and Dance, Dance, Dance the film is brought to life in real time through the manipulation and projection of photographs, drawings, slides, videos, shadows and three dimensional objects, along with the processing and amplification of electronic music, nostalgic songs and field recordings. A suitcase-sized animation booth, miniature televisions, a train-propelled camera, motors, sensors, flash bulbs and talking lamps all work together to blur the boundaries of the real world and the cinema world. It is up to the audience to determine where dreams end and reality begins.
Sheepwoman was made possible by The Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Sheepwoman premiered at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in 2009 and will be premiered in San Francisco at SFMOMA in April 2010.
A live film by Sue Costabile and Laetitia Sonami, based on a script by poet Tom Sleigh.
I.C.You follows the road-based travels of a truck driver delivering ice for the Universe Company. His job is to keep America cold. Sonami and Costabile open windows into his existence through a suitcase-sized foley stage, photographs, drawings, videos, shadow theater, and miniature lighting rigs.
I.C.You was premiered at the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival and subsequently presented at ISEA, Vooruit Festival-Gent, Roulette-NYC, OpenPort Festival-Chicago, UC IRvine and EMPAC, RPI (duration app. 30 min)