Snap! (1 min, 2004). Two ladies playing cards find their cards come to life, leading to a diva-off between the two pairs of femme Queens. Features the marvellous marker-pen portraits of unique women un-dressed-up in their own private environs by Arlene Textaqueen
From Acmi.net.au: “Arlene TextaQueen uses the marvellous medium of felt-tip marker to create Textanudes: portraits of unique women un-dressed-up in their own private environs. With the collaboration of video maestra Anna Helme, Snap! brings to life her felt-tipped friends for the first time when a game of Textanude cards deals out more than expected to its lovely live players. The intimate illustrations are re-con-texta-ualised in their interactions with the actress’s colourful characterisations, playing with caricature across media to a comedic conclusion.”
This is a longer version than the one we made for the SBS TV / ACMI ARTV project, which was commissioned as a 30 second filler for in-between programs.