Stop motion animation
Bloom is a stop motion animation of a live shadow puppet performance. Magicicada Cassini is classified as a periodical cicada of eastern North America. Eggs are deposited at the base of trees, the larvae burrow into the soil and during the nymph stage, these insects eat and tunnel underground for seventeen years.
Bloom uses the Magicicada Cassini’s lifecycle as a mirror to overcoming and healing from the effects of trauma. The odyssey of healing presents a labyrinthine path guided by unexpected familiars. Bloom offers a sprig of hope that each individual will find the grace and courage to overcome the traumas of the past and bloom.