Mars Pamphleteer!

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  • Mars Pamphleteer!

  • Artist: Michelle Weinstein
  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 4:16
  • Country: Canada
  • “Mars Pamphleteer” is an experimentation and a fusion of two prospects –composite photos taken by the robotic mars rovers, and the conspiracy theory that the original U.S. moon landing of 1969 was staged in a movie studio.

    The Mars Pamphleteer animation is an obviously faked exploration of a new planet, created with stop-motion animation, handmade objects and studio space. Throughout, the apparatus of illusion is revealed yet transformed through the very process that it initiates.  Mars Pamphleteer is a functional storyboard, a new form of diagrammatic imagery that “acts out” its own representation. The work attempts to find a boundary where a diagrammatic image can create an affective experience of the space or narrative that it is representing.


    Weinstein’s art investigates time: it’s function as concept and as substance in human experience. Rooted in the history of drawing, she uses stop-motion animation, found video, and bricolage to examine links and gaps between narrative constructions and mathematical foundations of political, historical, and personal temporality.

  • Language: English
  • Accession #: 6001
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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