Lisa Bufano

Video & Animation

Animation Collaboration May 2011

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Lisa Bufano in a red sun frock reclining on a table

30 second stop motion animation collaboration on Bushwick roof top, May, 2011.
Movement/concept: Lisa Bufano
Camera/animation: Jason Tschantre


One Breath is an Ocean for a Wooden Heart

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Sonsheree Giles and Lisa Bufano on 28 inch wooden stilts in One Breath is an Ocean for a Wooden Heart

photo: Jerry Smith

3 Minute clip from premiere performance at the Extravagant Bodies festival, Zagreb, Croatia. December, 2007

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Mentally Fine

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Lisa Bufano contorted crab-like while wearing 28 inch wooden stilts, viewed through store front window

Camera: Justinian Morton

The camera captured random observers of Lisa Bufano's performance through the Alaska center, Main St., storefront window. This performance was in conjunction with the 8th St. Artists in Residency program in Boise, Idaho.


Root-legs

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Lisa Bufano, a below the knee leg amputee, wearing cloth root sculpture attached to her legs

Camera: Noel Weber

A simple animation test of soft sculpture root legs by Lisa Bufano, Anna Weber, & Noel Weber. These cloth root-leg prosthetics were constructed by Anna Weber during a winter residency at the Alaska Center on Main St., Boise, Idaho (part of 8th st AIR program).


Below

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Lisa Bufano is being filmed, swimming in a pool, wearing a large single swimming-fin attached to her legs

Camera: Maud Dillingham & Brian Henderson

This video was made as a podcast to show Lisa's "mono-fin" underwater prosthetic. The swimming fin was the winning design of an engineering challenge Lisa posed on Design Squad. Design Squad is a PBS reality competition tv show for high school kids. The podcast was filmed at The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club in Cahrlestown, Massachusetts.
Watch the full episode on PBS's Design Squad


2 Legs

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Lisa Bufano standng on tall stilts on a grassy hill, against a deep blue sky with fluffy clouds

An animation created with timelapse photography, during a month long residency at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts.


Meticulous Abstract Part I & 2

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Lisa Bufano is being filmed, swimming in a pool, wearing a large single swimming-fin attached to her legs

1640 single pictures, when viewed sequentially, create the illusion of life, gesture, and space. Comprised of two scenes, Meticulous Abstract is a discovery of the taxidermic equation that the more life-like the simulation, the more peculiar it is. Assembled using inanimate objects and a still digital camera.