Live Film Collaborations with Video Artist SUE-C
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 premiered at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in 2009 and premiered in San Francisco at SFMOMA in April 2010.
Sheepwoman was made possible by The Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.
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 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 approx. 30 min).