Can I Play With You?, Digital Collage, 2020, Chris Pearce

This website, Flicker Foundry, was established by animator/filmmaker Chris Pearce in 2004 to showcase his motion picture artworks. Chris teaches filmmaking and animation at the University of Colorado in Boulder and in Denver and makes his own animated experimental films using a wide variety of tools and media.

The title “FlickerFoundry” was chosen to highlight the irony of the fleeting-yet-timeless paradox that is animation. Constantly stopping and starting again, but always reasserting life and motion. Although most of Chris’ films are animated, all of his works are documentaries. This union of reality with subjectivity presents another paradox that Chris fully embraces with his artwork.

The Archive of the Movements of Inanimate Objects, his most recent film, was screened at national and international festivals including the Meraki Film Festival in Madrid. Chris is currently working on a film that interrogates on-screen violence and its relationship to racial bias. He is also currently experimenting with 3D animation and stereography as documentary.