The exhibition is the result of the artist’s residence within the Department of Education and Public Engagement.
Craycroft’s residency includes an exhibition and public programming considering the rights and ethics of personhood. She has transformed the Fifth Floor Gallery into a site for producing an animated film, which she will develop over the course of the exhibition; visitors physically enter the stage where Craycroft shoots new footage every week for the duration of the residency. Drawing on traditions of folklore and fables, which often use anthropomorphism to narrate moral tales, the animated film confronts the physical and philosophical lenses used to construct and qualify personhood.
Anna Craycroft was born in Oregon in 1975 and raised in New York.
- Anna Craycroft, Storyboard: Animating Personhood, 2017. Ink on paper, 20 × 36 in (50.8 × 91.4 cm). Courtesy the artist