Domestikia, Chapter 3: La Petite Mort

A tale of love, betrayal and one vengeful butterfly. This project was inspired by the surreal animations of Lenica, Borowyck and Svankmajer, Japanese tentacle erotica, and those strange, middle-of-the-night dreams one has after spicy food.

Story, artwork and articulated paper puppets created by Jennifer Linton.
Stop-motion animation by Carla Veldman.
Original musical score by Zev Farber.
Directed & edited by Jennifer Linton.

This animation was made possible by the financial support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Copyright ©2013 Papercut Pictures (Jennifer Linton). All rights reserved.

(Above) Production stills from Domestikia, Chapter 3: La Petite Mort (2013).

Domestikia: The Incident in the Nursery

The Nanny dutifully rocks a bird-headed infant to sleep whilst its older siblings play on the floor of the nursery. And then, suddenly and unexpectedly, a butterfly happens.

Domestikia: The Incident in the Nursery uses paper cutouts and articulated paper puppets in a stop-motion animation to explore the strange, dreamlike and uncanny realm of the Domestic Gothic. With a healthy dose of black humour, it tackles the anxieties and challenges experienced by parents of young children.

Artwork, animation and directing/editing by Jennifer Linton © 2012.


“Doppelgänger,” by Jennifer Linton. 11″ x 14″ shadow box with lithographs. Hand coloured version. 2012.

“The Brood” (2012) by Jennifer Linton. Work-in-progress photograph of a shadowbox assemblage, which includes hand-coloured lithographs that are cut out and pasted into paper dolls.

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