Fellows' Presentation

The Grand Bizarre (The Pleasure of the Textile)

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Jodie Mack RI '18

Free and open to the public.


While at Radcliffe, Jodie Mack is editing and composing music for a feature-length animated film, The Grand Bizarre—a kinetic journey through the graphic motifs of textiles paired with figures and landscapes to explore the technological development of fabric production and consumption alongside systems of visual and spoken language. The piece investigates recurring graphic symbols and how their cross-cultural appropriation functions within a global economy.