Director's Choice Award of Distinction 2020
Jealousy is an experimental 3D animation. It features an elemental digital construction of the plantation house meticulously described in the seminal 1957 novel La Jalousie by French writer Robbe-Grillet. No characters are depicted in the animation – just as the novel emphasizes settings and objects over characters/dialogue. The compulsively observed settings and objects reveal the obsessive mindset of the main character, a jealous husband who suspects his wife of having an affair. The soundtrack features sounds described in the novel; nocturnal animal cries, insects whirring, etc. The animation expands on the novel by making settings and objects dynamic; furniture self-constructs, objects move, and lights shift.
Honored with numerous grants and fellowships from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, Kimberly Burleigh has shown her work in over 150 exhibitions and film festivals. She works with a variety of mediums, including; painting, drawing, collage and computer imaging/animation. Exhibitions and Film festivals include “Australian Experimental Film Festival” (Melbourne), “MADATAC06” (Madrid), “the SPIRITUAL MACHINE” Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Mykonos Biennale (Mykonos), “Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival” (Seattle), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival” (Hawick, Scotland), “8th Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas” (Marseilles), “Experiments in Cinema Festival v10.T36” (Albuquerque), “5th Underground Film Festival” (Cork, Ireland), “2015 Oregon Independent Film Festival” (Portland), Feature (Chicago), Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris), Carnegie Mellon University Gallery (Pittsburgh), and the New York City locations of Franklin Furnace Archives, Visual Arts Museum, Terry Dintenfass Gallery and Greathouse. She is currently Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati. You can find more information about her work at www.kimberlyburleigh.com.