Upstream Animated

Upstream Animated is a collaboration with the non profit Upstream Arts. Taking poems written by Upstream Arts teaching artists and program participants with disabilities as base text, these animated movies make visual the vibrant voices of program participants, expanding the creative process from the Upstream Arts programs into a new realm of public engagement. The movies take advantage of photographic imagery, collage, vector graphics and drawings. These elements interact with the text of the poems using Flash (an animation application). The movies were projected large-scale during Northern Spark 2014 (June 2014) as well as part of Arts on Chicago (May 2014). Two of the movies can be played below.

"Bluebird" can be played here.
"Swoosh" can be played here.

Upstream Animated
Projected Animated Films

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