Kiera Faber | 10.10 – 10.26.2011

Living Organics explores issues of trust, destruction and loss through characters that exist within constructed environments. In this new world, things are not always as they appear. The natural order of beings is disrupted and altered, challenging our perceptions of what is good and pure. Malevolence and innocence intermingle in this place, with sadness as their common denominator. The film delves into that small space where evil and beauty meet, seductively soft yet dangerously quiet, providing an alluring foundation for a narrative to take shape.

Living Organics is a 10:44 experimental stop motion animation comprised of approximately 19,000 individual photographs shot on a Canon D-SLR.

Atrium Gallery – Western Michigan University


Kiera Faber is a visual artist working in the mediums of film, photography, and drawing. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. Faber’s films have been nationally and internationally exhibited, most notably in Greece, Armenia, Brazil, New Zealand, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nevada, Michigan and New York. Her first film, Children of God, was the 1st place grant winner of the Wonder Women Short Film Competition held at the Pen and Brush Gallery, NYC. Faber’s animation, Living Organics, was screened at the George Eastman House Museum of Photography and nominated for best domestic animation at the Queens International Film Festival. Solo exhibitions of Living Organics and its accompanying photographic series, 09.01.29, have been exhibited in Minneapolis and Altoona, PA. As part of the Midwest Photographers Project, Faber’s animation and photographic series is in the temporary collection of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Currently, Faber is working on a combined stop motion animation and live motion short film funded through an Artist Intuitive Grant in Media Arts from the MN State Arts Board and a faculty research grant through St Cloud State University. Faber’s studio is in Saint Joseph, MN.


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