Electric Literature: 'Love'

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Electric Literature embraces digital media in publishing and produces web videos inspired by the short stories in its magazine. Here, artist Jonathan Ashley brings a single sentence from Stephen O'Connor's "Love" to life.

Ashely describes his creative process:

 

After creating a trailer for one of the short stories in the first Electric Literature issue, I was invited by Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum to participate in their "Single Sentence" animation campaign. I was asked to choose from a selection of sentences from Electric Literature short stories, and translate it to animation. Stephen O'Connor's "Love" contains a rich atmosphere and texture that translates well to animation, particularly the image of the mysterious man appearing beside the lake. I decided to present the apparent tree-to-man transformation in a single shot, evoking the feeling of peering through tree limbs, perhaps seeing something you're not meant to see.

"Love" is available in Electric Literature's bookstore in print and digital editions. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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