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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Monday, February 4, 2013
Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio '14, FLEFF Blogger, Ashland, Massachusetts.
Here are some quick quotes from Wube in regards to himself, his work and his thoughts on FLEFF.
On his artistic style: "I was trained in painting as an undergraduate, and in graduate school I got really interested in video and photography and performance - so my work is generally a combination. Usually [my work] is hand-painted or drawn and it's a performance in how I'm documenting my progress in life."
On Hidar's inspiration: "It's based on a piece of literature - the Fikir Eske Mekabir. I'm always trying to find a way to keep my past together with the present, so it's like bringing this book - I was really inspired by a chapter of it. It's like bringing a way of communication to life."
On how he relates to FLEFF's theme of mobilities: "I'm originally from Ethiopia and now I live in the U.S., I'm always in this back and forth between here and there so most of my work reflects the idea of mobility or movement. Like the difference between home and your always continued flow."
Definitely check out Wube's work on the FLEFF website - and also on his online portfolio! Which one of his works is your favorite?