A flatbed editing table is snapped on. A woman’s hands reach in and out of the
frame, cutting and editing a reel of film. She splices, scrubs, rewinds and
rolls the sound and images. Fragments of animated archival footage flash
across the screen: women walking in chains, protesting with placards, speaking
at podiums. We hear bursts of words and the percussive whir and click of the
Steenbeck—until a “message” is finally revealed.
Assembly is an experimental short, written and directed by Jenn Strom, featuring a rhythmic soundscape and paint-on-glass animation. It was inspired by Studio D filmmakers and is dedicated to the memory of Kathleen Shannon.
2012, 04 min 25 s
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