Kelly Sears is an experimental animator and filmmaker. She integrates found footage, documentary form and science fiction in her work. Sears views animation as a critical tool and uses it to investigate contemporary political narratives of power that include expansionist doctrines, technology, occupation, and surveillance. Her award-winning films have screened at festivals such as Sundance, South by Southwest, and the American Film Institute, to name a few.
Sears is currently an assistant professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her lecture is sponsored by the Art Dept. and Digital Studies Dept., and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall