The Realm of Possibility
Artist: Gerald Guthrie
The Realm of Possibility is a digital animation based at the intersection of absurdity and logic. Deductive reasoning, as found in the syllogistic form (a is b, b is c, therefore a is c), becomes a vehicle to validate concepts that might not necessarily be true.
Gerald Guthrie was born in 1951 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Illinois (1977). Guthrie currently teaches animation and foundation studies as a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His digital animations have screened in over a hundred national and international film festivals, including the Melbourne Animation Festival (Australia 2011), Anima Mundi (Brazil 2010), The Seattle Film Festival (2011), the Denver Film Festival (2010) and the Prix Ars Electronica International Festival of Arts and New Media (Austria 2008, 2010).