About the Artist
Juan Carlos Zaldivar : Video director, producer, editor, sound design, animator
About the Art – title: Shift
SHIFT is a 5 minute short film constructed of over 10,000 (ten thousand) photographs taken over a year and a half in the Florida Keys. SHIFT follows the life of a character who is born from a tree and whose face is stolen by a wild dog. After wandering the landscape reflecting its environment, looking for home, our character’s vision returns in an unsuspecting turn of events. SHIFT is a short film poem inspired by our human search for identity (personal, cultural or otherwise) and by the restorative power of forgiveness by transforming conflict and horror into beauty and peace. The film also speaks to our new condition as contemporary nomads. As new technologies allow us to drift into other cultures and realities, often in anonymity, we walk a tense line as we figure out our relationship to the stories around us to places we call home and to ourselves.
History: Shift was purchased by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami after it won both the JURY and the AUDIENCE AWARDS (a first time in 14 years in the history of the museum’s video art competition, Optic Nerve) Additional credits at http://www.zaldivar.info/ShiftMovie/Home.html
Style:Timelapse; stop-motion; pixilation
Period: (genre) Fantasy; surreal