Nathania Rubin is an artist who has exhibited extensively and internationally. Her short animations have been screened in art galleries and museums in over 15 countries. Rubin was born in New York City and received an MFA from Queens College. She held a research appointment at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, NL and is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Illinois State University.
Crowded is a hand-drawn erase and redraw animation featuring a disappearing and reappearing entity who continually changes form throughout the film. The figure emerges from a primordial chaos of circular marks as a girl in a bedroom where she meets a lover. From there, sci-fi and fantasy weirdness ensues as her identity grows even more fragmented and bizarre.