Pictures and Frames (short film program)

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A cinematic Frankenstein’s monster, curated by Thalia Stefaniuk in collaboration with Lucas Blalock to accompany the exhibition Weight of Mind, this program of short films dismembers the body into different parts, mirroring the fragmented body parts in the exhibition, and examines them individually to construct a greater whole. The program acts as both an artwork and an experience, directly related to the exhibition. It includes footage of the exhibition and short interludes on each artist, creating a dialogue between the film program and the exhibition itself.

Weight of Mind, featuring Lucas Blalock, Jes Fan, and Kaari Upson, runs from April 6, – May 26 2024 at the Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. For more information please visit:

Thalia Stefaniuk is a curator, art director, and designer based between New York, Montreal, and Toronto.

Her most recent exhibition, Weight of Mind, featuring artists Kaari Upson, Jes Fan, and Lucas Blalock runs April 6 – May 26, 2024, at the Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Some of her film credits include art directing Disney’s Out of My Mind, which premiered at Sundance in January, assistant art directing the Emmy-winning Guillermo del Toro’s series Cabinet of Curiosities on Netflix, and art directing All My Puny Sorrows, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021.

Thalia currently lives in New York and is curating an experimental film program to accompany the exhibition Weight of Mind called Pictures and Frames, which examines the intersections between art and cinema.