I’m behind on updating so many excellent things I’ve been involved in over the last 12 months! Late last year Melbourne band The Orbweavers presented Deep Leads a night of music and archival film footage of Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and also included three animations by me.
The Poison Garden music video screened along with two other films I made especially for the performance, one for The Orbweaver’s song Periods Of Light and Rock, and another for their song Radium Girls.
Radium Girls tells the 1917 story of female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint at the United States Radium factory in New Jersey, the animation will be reworked and released as a proper music video some time next year.
I was in New York City at the time of the event so didn’t get to attend the performance and unfortunately there isn’t a lot of footage from the night, but here are some stills from the Radium Girls music video…