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About the Artist

Kaleb Hunkele (Seattle) received a 2007 GAP to produce 1,000 professional Hi-Definition DVDs of his 5-minute stop-motion animated film Germs, Hands and Birds to sell at film-festival screenings. His animation will use puppet characters and abstract sets to formulate and test hypotheses on how variables change the relationship from a harmful one to a mutually beneficial one and vice-versa. The plot is guided by the general elements of the scientific method. Each group of Germ, Hand and Bird puppets will have its own environment and will crossover into each other’s while morphing into one another, illustrating their symbiotic and parasitic relationships.

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