This documentary film will provide an inside and gracious look into Courttney’s extraordinary talent and help to educate viewers about autism and to inspire them to understand, celebrate and embrace differences.
It is the objective of our production team to create a beautiful, meaningful, and thought-provoking documentary film that shares the story of artist, Courttney Cooper. We will focus on Courttney as a person: his process, his inspirations and his art! Courttney’s story will also serve as a catalyst to educate the viewer about autism.
65% of all proceeds generated by this film will be donated to select non-profit organizations. If you are interested in being a part of making this film happen, please visit the link below and donate.
About Courttney: Courttney Cooper walks the streets of the city, committing the places he visits to memory. Culling observations for cartographic translation in the studio, these “maps” take form on pieces of repurposed paper, from his day job at Kroger, which he glues together creating additional pictorial space as needed. “Bic” pen line drawings of Cincinnati neighborhoods undulate across the constructed surface. Translation of Cincinnati grows organically as both a manifestation of process and of place because Courttney’s practice creates a living document. Each completed map marks specific time by recording changes in Cincinnati’s landscape, transforming the map into an organic being akin to his working process as an extension of himself. Text underpins the urban plan and functions as compositional buttress, supporting the landscape as skeleton and exposing its messages (snips of memory and place) within open white space of the paper. (Artist Bio)
My name is Courttney