SPELLS By John Morgan Askew

SPELLS By John Morgan Askew

Peter Rock: Spells

20 years ago, writer Peter Rock worked as a security guard at an art museum. While on the job, he entertained himself by making up stories for the photographs, paintings, and objects on display. Spells is a fragmentary novel in response to work of five of his favorite photographers, harkening back to that earlier project. This interactive YouTube video accompanied the photographic exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR. Its is a 45+ minute animation. 

Writer: Peter Rock
Direction, Design, Animation: Matt Eller
Images: Sophia BorazanianSara Lafluer-VetterPeter Earl McCulloughShaena MalletColleen Plumb
Typographic Compositions: Matt Eller, Jordan Hoagbin
Voice: Jenny Camry
Sound Design, Engineering, original music: John Morgan Askew
Oversight and Coordination: Steve Rauner

John Morgan Askew: Spells

The original score that accompanies the animation and narration released as a full length album in 2017.

Instruments, recording and mixing: John Morgan Askew

Strings: Kyleen King