anna lensch

CALL FOR MUSIC!

BiTE is a short student film about bisexuality and it’s crossover with the Byronic character (a.k.a. the Anti-Hero) archetype. It is a personal exploration as well as a visual essay that explores the relationship between these two things.

To make this film happen, I need some badass music! I’m interested in collaborating with singers, bands, and musicians who identify as Bisexual. If you identify in this way, and you would call your music BADASS, please send me some songs!

I need 1 - 2 songs that are 2 to 5 minutes in length (longer songs are fine, but they will be edited down for time).

You will always retain credit in conjunction with my film, as well as credit on all social media that includes a link to your website.

All genres are accepted, although I have a personal preference for the following genres:

Rockabilly / Psychobilly / Americana

Rock

Bluegrass

Folk / Folk rock / Folk punk

Country

Basically, if you can drink beer to it in the middle of night while wearing a leather jacket and basking in the glow of a diner’s neon sign, then it will be perfect. (Don’t let this strange description stop you, I’m just trying to help with a mental picture of the tone I’m going for!)

Also please SHARE this with other bisexual creatives or communities that you know of! My reach is limited, so please reblog!

Please send submissions to Anna with the subject “BiTE Music Submission”:

alensch@pnca.edu

Illustration © Anna Lensch, 2015.

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“Self Portrait in Simulacra”

After taking a picture of myself with a digital camera and using it as reference for a self portrait in watercolor, I traced that original watercolor again with paint, using a light box and a fresh sheet of paper. Then, I traced the second iteration of the portrait again in the same way, on a new piece of paper. I continued this process 22 times, ending up with a portrait that no longer resembled me and barely even hinted at a human form. These 23 images in total were compiled into this video file, with the final piece taking form as the last 8.5 x 11″ watercolor painting.

In tracing each iteration of the portrait, I eventually lost the “original” in my process, separating the forms that were created over and over again and essentially creating “nothing”. The subject matter was destroyed, and in its wake left something entirely different to be considered: the simple gesture and bleeding colors could potentially be far more representative of an individual’s essence than any detailed depiction of their visage ever could.

Music by Jahzzar.