Secret Citadel: Graeme Patterson
September 14 - December 2
Secret Citadel explores the trials and tribulations of male friendship through an experimental stop-motion animated narrative by Sackville artist Graeme Patterson. Guided by a variety of subtle gestures and intense interactions, an anthropomorphic bison and cougar create a bond that spans all stages of maturity. Playful creativity brings them together while violent awkwardness tears them apart. Eventually the extremes of their relationship create a semi-automated existence as their various animated and live-action forms venture through a self-referential world.
Four handmade puppets that Patterson used to create Secret Citadel, are displayed alongside the animation.