Dakota Nanton, Oh Ophelia

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In Oh, Ophelia, by Dakota Nanton, a man is visited by the ghosts of the dead in his dreams. What happens when the lines between dream and reality become blurred? Hand-painted and digital animation on Super 8mm film. Spanish with English subtitles.

Video. Color/Sound. 16mm. 2016. 4 min.

This film will screen as part of The Unseen Festival at Counterpath on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Dakota Nanton is an experimental animator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His artwork and films draw inspiration from such diverse areas as comic books, folklore, science fiction, religious imagery, and art history. Borrowing from the images and iconographies of the past, and mixing old techniques with new, he explores the complexities and contradictions of living in the modern world. His work has been exhibited all around the world and is held in permanent collections in the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, Egypt and New Zealand.