Zummertapez Video Mixtape screening
Roots & Culture
Roots & Culture concludes the 2011 Zummertapez series with a mixtape by Chicago artist Lilli Carré. In her comics and animation work, Carré uses forms that are both experimental and charmingly approachable as she blends existential crises with bold graphic style and daring narrative methods. While aesthetically reminiscent of American studio cartoons of the 20’s and 30’s, her films focus on darker themes of loss, death and misplaced memory, but maintain a light touch and quick wit throughout. For her Zummertapez screening, Carré will be including selections of her own work in combination with clips from classic studio animation, 90’s computer adventure games, feature films, TV commercials starring her family, and experimental animation.
Lilli Carré (b. 1983, Los Angeles) is an animator, cartoonist and illustrator working in Chicago. Her animated films have shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Aurora Film Festival. She is the author of the graphic novels Tales of Woodsman Pete, The Lagoon, Nine Ways to Disappear, and The Fir Tree, and has contributed comics to The Believer magazine, Best American Comics 2010, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010, and the Fantagraphics anthology Mome. She was named as one of the Best Emerging Artists by the Chicago Reader in 2009, and was included in the New Chicago Comics exhibition at the MCA in 2011.
The Zummertapez screening series invites artists to create a video mixtape that combines excerpts of their own work with material that inspires or influences them. Launched by Alexander Stewart and Andy Roche in 2007, the goal is to produce a more sociable and engaging artist talk.