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    VISUAL ARTS

    Fusebox Festival : Slurb

    Presented by at Women and Their Work

    April 22 - April 30, 2010


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    Fusebox Festival : Slurb

    Slurb, 2009, single channel video, duration: 17'42" loop, color, animation and stereo sound, music by Lem Jay Ignacio & additional animation: Jen Kelly

    Marina Zurkow makes psychological narratives about humans and their relationship to animals, plants and the weather. The animated, carnivalesque tailgate party of Slurb loops and stutters like a vinyl record stuck in a groove. Slurb - a word that collapses "slum" and "suburb" - encapsulates a dreamy ode to the rise of slime, a watery future in which jellyfish have dominion.

    There is a history of satirical illustration, epitomized by J.J.Grandville in the 19th century, in which animal-headed humans are deployed in the telling of troubling social narratives. Slurb is that kind of cartoon. Facts of the ocean's radical changes in acidity and oxygen levels form the backbone of the animation; overfishing, dumping, and climate change's heating of ocean currents have already triggered a reversion toward a primordial sea in parts of the ocean larger than the state of Texas. Slurb's surface is inspired by fictions, like J.G. Ballard's prescient 1962 novel Drowned World, in which inhabitants of a flooded world feel the tug of the sun, and dream of a return to their amniotic past.


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    Austin, TX 78701

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     10:00 am - 6:00 pm
     



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