2021 Artist

Cable Hardin

Brookings, SD

As an artist with a formal background originally in live-action film production, Cable Hardin creates content, narrative or otherwise, and creates it while experimenting with existing aesthetics, and often manipulates viewer expectations through exploitation of genre or parody. Due to his combined experience in film production and animation, specific areas in creative activity often include the combination of live-action and animated elements. Humor, playfulness, moments of frenetic energy, and the unexpected are major common elements in his work.

Cable teaches animation and film studies and at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota where he also organizes film and animation exhibitions like the SoDak Animation Festival and related iterations. In a previous life, Cable has also specialized in special effects makeup for film and tv, an area he looks to revisit when the opportunity arises.