Chris Pearce’s films balance rationality and absurdity as they explore empathy and play with a variety of animation techniques. Pearce cuts images and ideas from conscious life and “re-sutures” them into unconscious combinations to create dream worlds for the audience to enter into and get lost. Pearce intends his films to be the kind of dreams that you wake from with new understanding and insight.
Pearce’s work has screened at national festivals, galleries, and screening programs including the Maine International Film Festival, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the First Person Cinema series at CU Boulder. He was awarded a residency at the Yaddo artist retreat in 2015 where he was supported to complete his most recent animated film, “The Archive of the Movements of Inanimate Objects“.
Pearce received his BFA in Film Production at The University of Colorado and his MFA in Electronic Inter-Media at The University of Florida. He is currently working on multiple projects simultaneously including an episodic narrative about coming of age as a thief in Denver, an animated attempt to revive the ghosts in the earliest 3D photography, and, an abstract-dance-fight film made entirely from trash and scraps. Chris teaches production courses in the Film Studies Department at the University of Colorado and endeavors to develop new ways of seeing through film making.
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