And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. -Victor Shklovsky

Take ONE!

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Posted by Katrina Tan | 0 comments

The first editing team involved Kat (eunoia), Fran, and Cobbie. Last year, 2008, involved a lot of artistic exploration and collaboration. This meant coming up with various versions of the Side Stories Trailer. Part of our experimentation was the first splot stop-motion sequence by Fran. Featured here in this video.

Side Stories genesis

Posted: | Posted by Katrina Tan | 0 comments

It was only around mid of 2008 that the idea of creating an alternative art tv show became more real than imagined. Anna, the boss and visionary behind My Masterpiece believed, out of her complete and utter passion for creativity, that a bunch of art teachers (me included) could create and conceive such a thing, using anything and everything available! from cut-outs, to toys, to outdoor halogen lights, and even the teacher's themselves to perform, act, and collaborate with each other.