The Future is Bright: The Kinetic World of Jodie Mack with filmmaker Jodie Mack!. Co-sponsored by VCUarts Kinetic Imaging. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, Jodie Mack’s handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. The following 16mm films will be screened: A Joy (2005, 3m, color, sound), Lilly (2007, 6m, color, sound), Yard Work is Hard Work (2008, 28m, color, sound), Posthaste Perennial Pattern (2010, 3m38s, color, sound), Rad Plaid (2010, 6m, color, silent or with live sound), Unsubscribe 1-4 (2010, 16m, color/bw, sound/silent), The Future is Bright (2011, 2m45s, color, live sound), Point de Gaze (2012, 4m30s, color, silent). Introduction by Pamela Turner, Chair of the VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging; post-screening Q&A with Jodie Mack.