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Code Ruth

Caroline Voagen Nelson
Running Time:4:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 AM EST
Thursday, November 8
Thalian Black
7:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 11
Jengo's Playhouse

Director/Animation: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Narrator: Carolyn Nelson
Sound Design/Sound Mixing: Chris Burke
Fabrication/Animation Assistant: Eman Akram Nader
Script Supervisor: Katy Nelson

A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII. Code Ruth blends stop motion techniques and archival materials to share a family’s history of connecting through technology.

Screening in: Kumquat Shorts


Caroline Voagen Nelson is a new media artist working in animation, digital art, and installation. Nelson’s practice has evolved from deconstructing environments in photomontage to creating animations inspired by American history and fabricated mythologies. Her work has been shown at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Aperture Gallery, the Florida Film Festival, Animasivo el Festival in Mexico City, and the Museum of the City of New York.

She received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA in Digital Art with a focus in Animation at Pratt Institute. She currently teaches as an Asst. Professor at York College / City University of New York and is currently Artist in Residence 2018/19 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.