siri melchior

As I prepare the animated Mari Lwyd sequences for the Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra commission of The Mare’s Tale (music by Mark Bowden and words by Damian Walford Davies), I’m recommending to Artloggers examples of  films from the animators I most admire. Following Yuri Norstein and Jan Svankmejer, comes animator Siri Melchior and her short film The Dog who was a Cat Inside.  With its jazzy riff on modernism… the visual style reminds me of Braque and the papier collé of Picasso… the look of  this little film, while delightful, gradually becomes secondary to its psychological insights. The music, written and performed by Tenera Dawkins, greatly contributes to the overall pleasure of the animation.

Click HERE for The Dog who was a Cat Inside.