The films and videos of stop-motion animators the Brothers Quay, identical twins and professional partners Stephen and Timothy Quay, may be obscure to some, but surely you can recall Peter Gabriel's 1986 music video "Sledgehammer," for which they provided the dancing chicken and fruits. Their unique craft of creating minuscule and dreamy settings that behold grand storytelling has given way to acclaimed films such as Street of Crocodiles and The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes. In this rare appearance, the Quays will be discussing their work in film and theater, along with their latest project, The Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets, moderated by SVA faculty member Thyrza Goodeve.
Thu., April 2, 6:30 p.m., 2009
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