36 | Andrew Thomas Huang - "Constructive Collaborations + The Ebb And Flow Of Creating Art"
Artist filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied Fine Art and Animation at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2007.
Huang's film and video work have been exhibited at the MoMA, NYC; MoMA PS1; The Barbican Centre, London; Potmasters Gallery, NYC; and the MoCA, Los Angeles.
As an experimental filmmaker whose work bridges the gap between video art and film, he has developed a strong reputation for his collaborative practice, having worked extensively with Icelandic artist Bjork, as well as Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the Icelandic band Sigur Ros among others.
Topics discussed on this episode:
- How learning how to figure draw changed the way he generated ideas
- His thesis project in college, entitled "Doll Face", was the first video he posted on Youtube. He released it in 2006 and it was received very well. This video marked the first realization of the viability of online video content to him.
- His journey into the world of filmmaking after college
- How the creation of his short film in 2012, Solipsist, made a huge impact on the current trajectory of his career
- Collaborating with Atoms For Peace, Bjork and Sigur Ros
- The importance of storyboarding
- The ebb and flows of creating art
- The importance of promoting your work