Artist, Director, and TED Fellow
Christine Marie is a visual artist, director, and TED Fellow who creates original lo-fi spectacles of large-scale cinematic shadow theater and installation. She integrates performers, objects, and handmade special effects to elicit connections with concepts, phenomenology and history in emotional and visually stimulating experiences. Marie is pioneering the use of 3D/stereoscopic shadow theater by inventing lights that project 30’ shadows that move into cubic space. Her latest original work, 4TRAINS, premiered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in December 2014.
I Dreamt of a Shadow: Art, Innovation, and Finding Your Inspiration
What does it mean to follow your dream? Christine Marie was working as a video editor when she realized she could no longer spend countless hours alone in front of a computer. She began a life-changing journey that led her to discover shadow puppetry, an ancient art form in which she is now breaking new ground. In this talk, Marie shares her story of discovery and creation, while providing powerful takeaways on creativity, innovation, and collaboration. She customizes her keynotes to suit audiences from highly technical animators, designers, or makers to college or school crowds to corporate audiences who are interested in innovation. She can even perform her dreamlike shadow theater for live audiences.
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