In Mound, April Schulnik creates an alternate world where over 100 hand-sculptued and sewn figures morph and transform with fluid movements. Their bodies dance and sway in a melancholic fashion to the haunting 1969 recording of It’s Raining Today by Scott Walker.
April Schulnik uses traditional stop-motion techniques, shooting each image frame by frame without the use of any special effects or digital manipulation. This film is comprised of over 6,000 frames and took nearly 8 months to create. Schulnik received a BFA in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts. In addition to art making, she has a background in dance and music.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website