DRAW ON EVERYTHING! // fresh animated ideas / 70 min
5:30PM /// Sun, June 16 // @ Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross Ave. / $5
Come out Sunday to see seventeen new films and videos from across the world face off in a no-holds-barred animation frenzy. The entire spectrum is covered here (literaly and figuratively), from character driven narratives to completely abstract visual assaults, with stops along the way at hand-made, hand-drawn, stop-motion, single-frame, slit-scan, collage, cameraless and direct animations as well. Traditional notions of "what-makes-an-animation" will be pushed and stretched, and a significant amount of fun is guaranteed to be had as well.
Spectrum Cube dir. Emilio Gomariz
2012 | US | 1 | A mesmerizing computer animation based on the "OS X genie effect".
Like a Lantern dir. Lilli Carré
2012 | US | 5 | A man fantasizes about an exotic and fantastical alternative to his own anchored life. In an absurd attempt to change his situation, he lies sideways on the floor to make his view of the horizon shift from horizontal to vertical. Like a Lantern was created using methods of paper cut-out replacement animation and pressure printing on a Vandercook letterpress.
Cul-de-sac of Mortality dir. Edwin Rostron
2012 | UK | 1
Triangles dir. Ben Popp
2012 | US | 3 | A film made using only cut out triangles. The sound was made using only triangles as well.
Blotto 649 dir. Mike Maryniuk
2013 | CA | 2.5 | Made with 6490 photographs of spin art micro paintings.
Modern No. 2 dir. Mirai Mizue
2011 | JP | 4 | We went for it without any hesitation. We've formed the world at a quickening pace. What on Earth is this world that we've created?
Ghosts of Yesterday dir. Tony Gault
2012 | US | 5.5 | This collage of rotoscoped home movies is inspired by childhood memories of religion and altered consciousness. The film explores our collective abandonment of analog imagery and is Gault's personal attempt to reconcile with digital imagery.
Provincial Highway 44 dir. Ryan Hill
2012 | CA | 1 | A digitally manipulated piece of Canadiana pushes traditional notions of animation towards the edge.
Bite of the Tail dir. Song E Kim
2012 | US | 9 | Wife is suffering from stomach pain and she firmly believes that she can find cure from Doctor. However, Doctor has no idea how. Husband goes to an empty lot in search of a snake. When he haunts, he wears a beekeeper’s hat. Sister talks but who knows if it is truth? Life is a constant struggle to find a right answer.
The Great Rabbit dir. Atsushi Wada
2011 | JP | 7 | If you believe in the Rabbit, you'll believe in anything. If you don't believe in the Rabbit, it means that you wouldn't believe anything. A magical hand-drawn animation that is also a profound conundrum about the ambiguous nature of idols.
Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise dir. Kelly Sears
2011 | US | 7 | Candid photos from 1970s high school yearbooks resurface in a minimalist horror story. An unknown force seeps into the walls of the school that eerily mirrors larger political and social markers of the recent past.
Point de Gaze dir. Jodie Mack [16mm]
2012 | US | 5 | Named after a type of Belgian lace, this fabric flicker film investigates intricate illusion and optical arrest.
PXXXL dir. Lauren Cook
2012 | US | 3 | Using century-old technology, PXXXL creates digital glitch from analogue process. It was animated directly on the celluloid without a camera, in a darkroom, using lights, objects, and handmade lenses.
Stalking the Wild Washi Machine dir. Devon Damonte
2013 | US | 15 | The lastest film from direct animation wizard, Devon Damonte.
Burning Star dir. Joshua Gen Solondz
2013 | CA | 4 | Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colorful work. Made during a residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, Burning Star is a colorful implo/explosion of the twelve-sided star.
Spring Tide dir. Sean Hanley
2012 | US | 2 | An animation created with sea glass collected over childhood summers in Maine.
You Are Here dir. Leslie Supnet
2012 | CA | 2.5 | Invoking the dead to write through a ritual performed by animated hands.