Alisi Telengut is a Canadian artist of Mongolian origin. Telengut creates animation frame by frame under the camera, with painting as the medium, to generate movement and explore hand-made and painterly visuals for her films. She is a fine artist who happens to work in animation.
Her latest short film, The Fourfold has screened at various film festivals, including Sundance 2021.
The Fourfold is an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom based on ancient shamanistic traditions and animistic beliefs in Siberia and Mongolia. But is that and so much more: it’s a gallery of paintings unfolding before your eyes. It’s breathtaking, painstaking, painterly, stop-motion animation. It surprises and delights the viewer in a truly unique way. It speaks of a rich, ancient cultural background combined with a voice from the future.
I was fortunate to speak with Telengut post Sundance Film Festival to learn more about her art, influences, and much more.
Find more of Telengut’s works through her website.