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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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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