“Stuck” is a short stop-motion experiment about indecision, and is inspired by the book “Underbug” by Lisa Margonelli, which explores the consciousness of termites and the dynamics of group decision making.

I decided to abstract the form a bit further away from reality and I came to a simple setup with just little blobs of clay and a circular set. Creatively, I was interested in setting a couple simple variables- color, lighting, environment- and then adjusting them in a clear progression to create emotional effect. While collaboration with other artists is usually an important part of my process, with this project I took an improvisational approach that lent itself well to woking individually. I used my iPhone to capture the frames and recorded vocalizations with a voice changer app.