Elizabeth Myles is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary filmmaker and animator born and raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2020 with a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies. Her interest in moving images and the possibility of freedom within structured repetitive acts drives her video and animated work, which is also informed by her ongoing classical cello practice. By combining traditional film techniques with experimental animation, her work uncovers significant themes of interior spaces and explorations of Blackness.
Love Stories, 2019, 7 minutes 25 seconds Rotoscoping, Collage, and Stop Motion Animation From Chicago to Lawton, Oklahoma, this frame captures the beginning of her Grandparents’ love story as told by her Granddad, Maurice Myles. Through the process of making this documentary, the ability to hold each frame adds a layer of intimacy and physicality to the narrated love stories that are brought to life by experimental animations.