video/animation, with Ignacio Alcantara
Sewing For Jesus examines the relationship between the handwork of sewing and animation. It simultaneously makes a sincere and ironic statement about faith and loss on the home front, within the context of war.
The result of a 48-hour collaboration between Ignacio Alcantara and myself during a residency at the MacDowell Colony, Sewing For Jesus features work on Prayer Banner: REPENT, a communal mourning project in which people gather to stitch the names of American and Iraqi citizens who have died in the war onto cloth coffins.
Ignacio Alcantara is an award winning animator and filmmaker from the Dominican Republic. He currently lives in Santo Domingo.