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Catya Plate
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg



ARTIST STATEMENT: The two main concepts in Plate's works are the fragmented human body and fantasy: a close-up look at our anatomical structures paired with the need to invent new beings. Conventional domestic items, clothespins in particular, play a key role here. In 2003, as a serio-comic response to our angst-ridden times, she invented the “Clothespin Freak” character. It collided with the tarot, resulting in a series of 78 drawings and an artist's book called the Clothespin Tarot. Ever since, these Clothespin Freaks have appeared and “evolved” in her paintings, sculptures, sewn objects and animated films.
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2013, 9:55, 16:9, HD Synopsis: It’s the future, and humanity appears to be but a memory, existing only in scattered pieces. That is until a pillow’s needlepoint rendering of three individuals, collectively known as the Clothespin Freaks, finds the spark of life and surfaces to fulfill their destinies, hinted at by their names (Brain Grabber, Pelvis Catcher and Foot Licker). Once aware of their purpose, the group begins assembling the remains of humanity they see all around them. AWARDS: BEST ANIMATED FILM, Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2014. JURY PRIZE for BEST ANIMATED SHORT, Nevada City Film Festival, 2013. Official Selections: 10th Blue Plum Animation Festival, Johnson City, TN, 2014. 17th Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 2014. 10th Seattle True Independent Film Festival, Seattle, WA, 2014. 15th Crossroads Film Festival, jackson, MS, 2014. 22nd St. Louis International Film Festival (Academy-Award Qualifier), MO, November 14-24, 2013. 19th Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC, November 13-16, 2013. StopTrik, Niepolomice, Poland, October 25-27, 2013. 13th Nevada City Film Festival, CA, September 5-8, 2013. Music Kevin Bartlett SoundFX Brenda Ray Editor Todd Aven Narrator Indigo Pavlov Vocals Kirsti Gholson Review by Mark Bell in Film Threat: filmthreat.com/reviews/74725/ Feature/Interview: issuu.com/stigmart10press/docs/stigmart_videofocus_-_special_issue/54 Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Hanging-By-A-Thread-Short-Animation-by-Catya-Plate/597163500370012 web site: catyaplate.com/film.html


 








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