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"I have been told that I have a knack for taking a simple premise to an elaborate realization. Which either means that I can take a joke entirely too far, or it means that I have found my authentic obsession and have connected it to my love of craft. For that last 15 years, I have used short films, puppetry, sculpture, and animation as a way to perform human experiences that are sometimes difficult to articulate through language. (Also, I can’t spell so this is an easier way to express myself). Humor is at the core of my process; it is how I cope with the tragic parts of modernity. I like to use recognizable materials, often trash, to create richly detailed worlds that attempt to make magic of the mundane and highlight the trivialities of daily life in the context of the end of the world that is always and never coming."

Known for her rich aesthetic and highly detailed constructions, Robin Frohardt is visual artist, puppet designer and director living in Brooklyn, NY. Her original play "The Pigeoning" hailed by the New York Times as “a tender, fantastical symphony of the imagination,” debuted in 2013 and continues to tour at home and abroad and has been translated into German, Greek, Arabic and Turkish. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Creative Capital Award for her work on the The Plastic Bag Store. She is developed the work through a DisTil Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and the first artist in Residence at Olson Kundig a renown design and architecture firm in Seattle.

 
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