Pinky's Rule

animated drawing by Amy Sillman & Charles Bernstein

The new issue of Bomb (#118 Winter 2012) features Pinky's Rule.

Pinky’s Rule is a seven-minute animated drawing. The sound track features Sillman reading Bernstein’s poem. In making the work, the collaborators went back and forth, toggling from image to poem and poem to image, so that it is impossible to say which came first. All the images bounce off the poem and the poem is constantly grappling with and extending the graphics. Sillman made more than 2000 images for the film. Pinky's Rule is related to a series of collaborations by Silliman and Bernstien called "Duplexities.The text of the poem appear in Bernstein's Near/Miss  and was first published in Boston Review