Jim Trainor

Zummertapez Video Mixtape screening

Roots & Culture

Local animator Jim Trainor will present a video mixtape for the August screening of Roots & Culture's Zummer Tapez series. A prolific and award-winning animator, Trainor's films package bizarre animal behavior and cult mythology as off-kilter psycho-sexual case studies. Trainor's appreciation for unexpected juxtaposition and the disturbing self-awareness folds neatly into a veneer of wry voiceovers and disarmingly simple drawing, resulting in films that are as amusing as they are uncomfortable. 

The Zummer Tapez series invites film and video artists to share their interests and influences in the form of a one-hour video mixtape. By compiling clips from feature films, found footage, television, home movies and the work of other artists, and combining these with excerpts from their own work, the video mixtape format allows the artist an opportunity for a more social and entertaining artist talk.