Her silhouette film
technique involved elaborately detailed and jointed paper puppets, unique (at the time) multiplane camera techniques and fascinating experiments on film stock with wax and sand.
A wall of anonymous sepia photographs and Kara Walker's Uncle Tom Cabin-style silhouette film
prove both fascinating and emotionally-charged, while an imaginary civil rights movement offers inky placards proclaiming "we've been to the mountain too and seen the promised land".
Additional features are both insightful and revealing: besides images of his paintings, they include rarely seen short films, most notably "Spiritual Constructions" (1927), a surrealist silhouette film
A couple of family offerings include The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a silhouette film
made over three years in the 1920s and famous as the first full-length animation.
And the great German artist and film maker the late Lottie Reiniger even made a silhouette film
called Prince Ahmad.
Arsenault's creative touch has gained recognition with MTV, Spin, Pitchfork, MySpace, Silhouette Film
Festival, Barcelona Int.
The designs were by that inspired artist Lotte Reiniger who once came to Midlands Arts Centre for a showing of her silhouette film
Prince Ahmad where we interviewed and where Lotte told me of her long friendship with Jean Renoir, the painter's son.