This was a rebroadcast of an interview with Boston-based
animator, Karen Aqua. Karen died May 30, 2011 at the age of 57.
Since 1976, Karen created
animated films exploring the themes of ritual, journeys,
transformation, and the human spirit. Much of her work
reflects an interest in symbols, mythology, and prehistoric and
tribal cultures, and includes elements of rhythm, dance, and
Karen's award-winning films have been screened
nationally and internationally, at film festivals, museums, and
universities. Aqua’s animation appears regularly
on Sesame Street.
Just before her death, Karen completed her final work Taxonomy which premiered at
the Institute of Contemporary Art