Welcome to my corner of the Aurora website! I love looking for new and interesting film and videos to show at Aurora and I love our members too. This portion of the Aurora website will highlight Aurora Member videos. Every few months I will select a video from our library or submissions and give it an online show. If you are not an Aurora member already, become one now!
This season, our featured member is Seth Mittag of Houston, Texas. Seth studied art at Southwestern University and the University of Houston, earning his B.F.A. and M.F.A., respectively. Since 2001, his work has been exhibited throughout Texas and was included in the 2005 Texas Biennial.
Following the Texas Biennial, Seth moved to New York and continued to show. He also participated in a group exhibition in Berlin, Germany. While living in New York he became involved in the film industry working as both a sculptor and art director for stop animation projects. His film work has included advertising and political pieces for clients such as Michael Eisner, Progresso Soup, The globetrotters, Howard Johnson Hotels, Moveon.org, Firstavenuemachine, and Adcouncil. In 2012 Seth was a studio resident at Lawndale Art Center and earned an Artadia award for Art and Dialog.
His current body of work incorporates his sculptural expertise with the influences of working as a professional puppet maker and his love for storytelling. Seth Mittag lives and works in Houston, Texas. To learn more about Seth, visit http://sethmittag.com/
Check out "Hurrican Allen" by Seth Mittag:
This animation was created using sound from a 1980 newscast covering Hurricane Allen. Costumes by Morgan Gilliland, Mad Bern Script by Rhett "the Mizz" Ryan and Jesus Alonzo on the puppet team.