Making "Come Out And Play" at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Combining live stop-motion and frame by frame drawings on real spaces.The characters in this short animation are derived from the surrounding environment of my studio in Melbourne, while on an artist residency programme. These characters then travel back to Singapore, and the animation process continues in Post-Museum. Joo Choon Lin makes drawings in the environment: on the wall, around the door and power switches, in the basin water…. Each of these drawings is a ‘frame’ in her animation. Once photographed, the drawing is erased and the artist works on her subsequent frames, always leaving behind traces of the old. Made with drawing, photography and installation, this animation engages imagination and craftsmanship in ways that sideline the over-dependence on hi-tech interfaces in contemporary society.