It’s a bird, it’s a Cyborg…it’s a Film

BAR HARBOR — Birds and cyborgs will splash across the movie screen at College of the Atlantic’s Gates Community Center on Tuesday, April 28, when Nancy Andrews offers the Maine premier of her latest film, “On a Phantom Limb.” The film, partially funded by her Guggenheim Fellowship, is an “exploration of the postmodern condition through the metaphor of a bird-woman.” A COA spokesman cautions that this is not a film intended for children.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., includes performances by COA’s visiting artist Laure Drogoul, accompanied by COA faculty member in music, John Cooper.

Ms. Andrews, a faculty member in video and performance art at COA, creates films that are collage-like narratives composed of drawings, animation, puppetry and live action. In this one, Ms. Andrews tips her hat to the influences of Edgar Allen Poe’s canon, Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and other explorations of the relationship between nature, science and the mystical.

Ms. Andrews has been making films for more than 20 years, and her films are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Flaxman Film Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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