Supernova presents a mixture of adventures in digital animation and motion-art produced by Tizzy Canucci, aka artist Tess Baxter, through Second Life. Currently studying for a PhD in Contemporary Art at Lancaster University (UK), Baxter's focus in digital medium envelopes ‘Machinima,’ a limited term for those like herself who use the gaming world protocols for deeper artistic experimentation. As Tizzy she applies her wider creative influences, drawing from personal work material of the last century including film, animation, poetry, music and literature. It’s a fascinating exploration, and one that Supernova has celebrated previously with her works in the festival. Baxter makes her Supernova competition debut in 2019 with “Repeat Hikari,” and will appearing in Denver as a special guest September 19-21st.
“My video work (since 2009) reflects my fascination in creative interplay in Second Life, and how people use the space as a social and artistic environment. I’m also interested in combining virtual world video with archive material, to set up a contrast aesthetically and historically. This reflects my background as a sociologist, modelmaker and photographer.” - Tess Baxter