The Grand Bizarre
Acclaimed experimental animator, 16mm enthusiast, and film collagist Jodie Mack’s latest work is a fast-paced, masterfully edited audio-visual adventure that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Alive with colour, gesture, and sound, this charming feature uses stop-motion animation to playfully explore the movement of textiles across the globe and within the larger web of major international commerce. Mack’s ambitious film is an idiosyncratic, celebratory investigation of the patterns of human inventiveness, that also raises questions about consumption, cultural appropriation, labour models, and society’s grand systems. With a wonderful mix of music, The Grand Bizarre is a sensory party that can’t be compared with anything you have ever imagined.