County: King County
Neely Goniodsky was born in Russia and lived in Israel, Canada, US and UK. Her interest in the art was ignited in childhood, following her mother, artist and stage/puppet designer, around the theater. Side-traced by sciences when starting College, Neely returned full throttle to the arts and hasn’t stopped since. Neely has a BA in animation from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Neely’s practice involves installations, drawing and collage, with a concentration on animation. Her noteworthy productions include ‘Conception 2’ for NYT, ‘The Smiths’ Seattle University, and ‘Pearl’ a National Film Board of Canada production. In 2019 I participated in the Rockland Residency, and in 2016 in the NWFF residency. In 2019 I received the GAP award, and in 2017 4Culture funding for an interactive video installation. Neely is a recipient of numerous Canada Council and CALQ grants. And her films are screened at festivals around the world.
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“Infinity Hotel” A hand drawn animated film about routine, loneliness, failed romance and repeated mistakes. Completed in 2017
“Vacuum” is an interactive video installation where Drawn characters mirror the audience's movement, telling a story of suburban boredom and isolation. It is a new way to covey a narrative, involving audience interaction with a video display and skeleton recognition via Microsoft Kinect, completed in 2017.
“Inhale/Exhale” The film made during baby's nap times about not being able to fall asleep while being very tiered as a new mom! It is an attempt to follow a breathing exercise which turns into a nightmare. Hand drawn on computer, completed in 2017.
“The New York Times, Conception Series II” a hand drawn animated film completed in 2018, about a US Afghanistan veteran who found purpose and connections in the army, and the struggle he had in rebuilding his life back home.
“Mary Olson Farm” is an animated documentary portraying the history of the farm and the Olson family through animated objects found on site. Inspired by the work of Peter Greenaway, the film takes the turmoil of life from a distant, unemotional perspective, adding humor to tragedy. This film was created during an artist residency at the Mary Olson Farm. Completed in 2021