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“349” A SHORT DANCE ANIMATION

Created with hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands, “349”, by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, is a collaborative animated dance film that explores the idea that we’re all imperceptibly connected. To create “349,” a dance performance was videotaped and converted into a series of still frames. Over the span of two years, 349 different people each redrew one of these frames after being asked to “draw yourself and someone with whom you have a significant connection.” The resulting drawings were scanned, sequenced, and synced to music to create the short animated dance film.


"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

"349" a short dance animation by Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

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