Thursday, April 2, 1998

Creosote and Other Pieces by Eric Saks

California College of the Arts

Eric Saks’ newest work Creosote combines the true story of a young boy lost on a Boy Scout camping trip and the life of St. Francis, the 13th century ‘hippie saint’, to create a unique vision of individuality and modern spirituality. Told through meditative voice-overs and Retablo-like intertitles, Creosote presents a visceral religious experience with stop-frame animation and puppetry techniques reminiscent of religious pamphlets. Also shown will be Touch Tone, a diary structured around an elongated phone-sex call to illuminate late capitalism and the nostalgic commodification of culture, and Straight Talk About Deserts, an ongoing animated serial about a young man growing up as a runaway drifter.