“Dance first, think after” is Aurélie Garnier’s motto, and it's something that spills over into her joyful, carefree animated work—red-haired, vibrant women dance freely on the screen to the beat of their own drum. Her recognizable, flame-haired heroines act as a mirror for what she (and we) could be—if only we let ourselves. But most of all, Aurelie seeks to capture a flit of intimacy in her work, be it a quick gaze or a moment of concentration. We spoke to Aurelie about her unapologetic GIFS, and how she seeks to empower women through her work.
“These women are my flaming alter ego.”