Last Saturday (February 12), I took my animation students from the Glassell to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston to listen to the artist lecture. John Wood explained the impetus behind some of the works at the the exhibit (Answers to Questions). Being able to listen to Wood talk about his work was fascinating (as well as funny!). The obsession with quotidian objects and the desire to make them interesting was something I feel many artists can relate to. We want to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.
This was an excellent experience for my high school students because it took them away from the narrative-centric animation class into another realm of video/film. They saw that film can exist without narrative and without characters. Objects can be interesting.