EXHIBIT DATES: FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 16, 2014
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 16 from 4-7pm
About the Exhibition:
“Angry Kat in: Zombie Protocol” is a satirical narrative that seeks to explore the zombie theme in today’s popular culture. “Zombie Protocol” creates a compelling story using cinema inspired visuals, lush color and quirky characters. Through media of hand illustration, digital illustration and paintings each vignette represents a moment in the story and immerses the viewer in a fantasy world where animals live as humans thrust into the fear and frenzy of a zombie apocalypse.
“Zombie Protocol” is also an exploration into the process of filmmaking. The storyboard uses fundamental visual storytelling techniques to convey progressions of motion, time and space in single or multiple vignettes. This is challenging, especially when one considers that the filmmaker must be able to express a palette of visual and emotional messages as well as dialogue within a few seconds of footage. The storyboard is common place in the development of video games, music videos, movies and television. Why is there a visceral need for fear and violence as forms of entertainment? What messages do images like these communicate about one’s relationship to the world beyond their front door? The aim is to invite the viewer to address these questions through the use of the zombie metaphor and addresses larger issue of the “zombification” of our collective cultural consciousness.
About the Artist:
Luther Hall is a Milwaukee native who received Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Hampton University in 1997 and has completed one year of study at Madison Media Institute for video game design in 2011. Luther has a love for sharing art with young people acquired from years of experience as a teaching assistant and an art instructor in both public and private schools in Milwaukee. As a professional freelance graphic designer for over 15 years, Luther has recently contributed design work for a mathematics board game to be used in schools as well as a realistic martial arts video game currently in development. A perpetual learner with a do-it-yourself creative process, he spends his time learning to make puppets and different forms of animation. Self described as “Hip Hop,” he is a songwriter, producer and emcee. His work reflects a fusion of satire, spiritual consciousness, science fiction and humor to communicate a lush and whimsical interpretation of the world.
Visit Luther Hall's website: www.looworldorder.com
Email Luther: firstname.lastname@example.org