Isobel and Van collaborate on animated films and artworks. Together they have produced award winning works which have been shown around Australia and the world.
Out In The Open
is an installation that uses stop-motion animation with sound to tell the story of a trader at the Queen Victoria market. Filmed using puppets and miniature models, inspired by interviews with traders, the film narrates a hidden side of the market and the in-depth attachment of a trader to the market. The installation deploys storage boxes used by traders with the artists nearby at a stall recreating and selling the market’s wares in miniature. Ultimately, we ask audiences to contemplate, what exactly is being sold?
is an audio-visual outdoor performance which took place in a custom built house in a carpark in Footscray for the opening of the Big West Festival. Dwelling
combines live performance with sound, animation and visual effects to create an extraordinary narrative experience about women and homelessness.
It's a jungle in here
is an interactive installation that explores the boundaries between what's ok and what's not in everyday encounters. Via a live video feed, two participants become performers in an animated drama.
You Were In My Dream
is an interactive installation that involves the viewer directly, by taking a live video feed of your face and combining it into a beautiful stop motion dream world.
is a 7 minute stop motion animation about a twelve year old girl struggling with a massive change in her life. It uses silicon puppets and realistic sets to create a sense of both sadness and enchantment.
blends the real, the virtual and the not too distant future to examine the very contemporary notions of isolation and detachment. In an environment that appears nurturing, yet is ultimately controlling and lonely, a child’s body combines with a teddy bear to become a baby-making appliance.
Play With Me
is an interactive installation that uses stop-motion animation housed in a life-sized cubby house. Inside, Flora invites you to play with her but events quickly escalate away from the viewer’s control and a terrible scene unfolds.