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"STRANGE FRUIT" stop motion by Elcie Merck

Elcie Merck22, BFA, Animation
Strange Fruit | 2019, Animation

 

"Strange Fruit" is a stop motion animation created by Elcie Merck. She created it her sophomore year at MassArt in the Animation 1 class with Professor Hayley Morris. "Strange Fruit" was made with found objects for the "Breaking the surface" project. This stop motion was made as a tribute to the song of the same title by Billie Holiday. It is a reflection of the Jim crow era of the rural south.