Artist Talk: TERAH MAHER
March 8, 2012
Film animator Terah Maher speaks on her work: Maher received a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2006 and her BA in Architecture from Yale University in 1999. Her design work investigates the potentials of constructing narrative experience within physical spaces. She recently designed and co-curated (with Ruth Lingford) the exhibition Frame by Frame, Animated at Harvard at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (2010). She has worked as production designer on internationally screened shorts, including Dance Mania Fantastic (2005), Aquarium (2007), and The Elephant Garden (2008). Maher's film work, influenced by her years as a modern dancer, explores the structural systems inherent in animation to extend the expressive potential of the human body. Her film, Animus, in collaboration with filmmaker Michael Langan, is currently in post-production, and her latest film Choros had its world premiere in February 2012 at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.