Stacey Steers’s ‘Phantom Canyon’

Stacey Steers specializes in odd little animated films that incorporate old illustrations and photos, creating surreal, dreamlike imagery. The figures in the film Phantom Canyon, from which the following stills were taken, were appropriated from Eadweard Muybridge’s famous Human and Animal Locomotion (the entire series of which is available as a three-volume set for a fair price from Dover Books), including a fairy-like little girl. Note the initial parallels with the Pandora myth.

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Stacey Steers – Still from ‘Phantom Canyon’ (2006) (1)

Stacey Steers - Still from 'Phantom Canyon' (2006) (2)

Stacey Steers – Still from ‘Phantom Canyon’ (2006) (2)

Stacey Steers - Still from 'Phantom Canyon' (2006) (3)

Stacey Steers – Still from ‘Phantom Canyon’ (2006) (3)

Stacey Steers - Still from 'Phantom Canyon' (2006) (4)

Stacey Steers – Still from ‘Phantom Canyon’ (2006) (4)

Stacey Steers - Still from 'Phantom Canyon' (2006) (5)

Stacey Steers – Still from ‘Phantom Canyon’ (2006) (5)

Stacey Steers – Animations Made by Hand (Official Site)