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Awardee: Brent Green

Moving Image, 2005

Working on his farm outside of New Paltz, NY, Brent Green is a self-taught visual artist and filmmaker. Green’s films have screened, often with live musical accompaniment, in film and art settings alike at venues such as MoMA, The Getty, Walker, Hammer Museum, The Kitchen, Boston MFA, Wexner, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Rotterdam Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival as well as rooftops, warehouses and galleries throughout the globe. Often, his sculptural work and large-scale installation are displayed alongside his animated films, most recently with solo exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum, Site Santa Fe, 21c/Art Without Walls, Diverseworks Houston and the Berkeley Art Museum.  Green's work has been supported by Creative Capital, the Sundance Institute and the MAPfund.  His art is in some fine permanent collections including the Progressive Collection, the Hammer Museum, MoMA and the American Folk Art Museum. Green is represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery in NYC.

http://www.nervousfilms.com

Project: Paulina Hollers

_Paulina Hollers_ is an animated Appalachian folktale created with stop-motion rabbit bones, hand carved wooden angels with antique hinge wings and a hand-drawn hell just beneath the floor. The film follows a mother's struggles after her son is killed by a passing car; unable to live with her own sadness, she commits suicide, joining her son in hell, and looking for a way to escape. _Paulina Hollers_ draws on Green's rural background and the history of American folk art and music, and he takes an empathic, unflinching view of grief and the relationship of myth to experience.