In collaboration with Working Classroom and Partnership for Community Action, this new media project used digital animation and GIF-making to explore the relationship between agriculture, supply, distribution, and food service in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Working Classroom’s young artists created sensory maps of the South Valley, documented oral and visual histories from community members, and conducted observational research at local small businesses. Students learned about looping sequences – the building blocks of animation – alongside critical discussions about the systems of equity, food justice, and land rights. Artists constructed digital animations using lightboxes, iStopMotion and Adobe Photoshop to explore conceptually and visually how cycles of equitable and nutritional food distribution are disrupted.
Albuquerque, NM – June 2018