Jeroen Smeets Shares the Story Behind The Jaunt, the Collaborative Travel Project Sending Artists Around the World
Our editor-in-chief, Christopher Jobson, conducted this interview with Jeroen Smeets via email. Smeets is the founder of The Jaunt, an ongoing travel project that sends artists to new destinations around the globe with the goal of producing a single, hand-pulled screenprint. Photo by Andrea Wan during her trip to Nepal. All images shared with permission Christopher: Take us back to “Jaunt #1.” How did this entire thing begin? Can you tell us a little about your own background in art? Jeroen: Before starting The Jaunt, I was already working on and organizing various art projects. I came up working as…Read More
A Superstitious Cast Kicks Off Montréal’s 13th Annual Stop-Motion Festival in a Carnivalesque Animation
To launch its 13th year, a bizarre animation for the 2021 Festival Stop Motion Montréal evokes eerie tropes and superstitions: a drooling pug morphs into an unfriendly black cat, a gardener reveals a sharp scissor hand, and a once-vibrant fire turns into clouds of soot. Set to a lively track by Nick Lavigne that quickly bends into a sinister tone, the claymation teaser by Rome-based animator Gianluca Maruotti opens the festival, which will show 93 short films from September 10 to 19. You can find the event's lineup—which includes appearances by Andrea Love's Tulip and the modest product-testing rabbit…Read More
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