International Abstract Animation
This screening contains the following short films:
Michel Gagne | USA | 5’41 | 2013
An animated visualisation of the 1973 Gheorghe Constinescu work ’Dots, Lines, And Patches’ commissioned by the composer.
1000 Plateaus (2004 -2014)
Steven Woloshen | CANADA | 3’22 | 2014
Made entirely in the front seat of a car with simple art tools direct to film, this hand-made short celebrates the joy of road maps, travel and jazz music.
Sabrina Schmid | UK | 1’00 | 2013
Reaching into the heritage of abstract animated imagery, this animation retrieves some of the simplest forms available to reconstruct an image of an ever changing interior space.
Daniel Sierra | USA | 4’27 | 2013
Over and over, a single straight line invents and reinvents ways to rapidly morph into the curves and particles that represent the liquid aural universe we all live within.
Paul Fletcher | AUSTRALIA | 1'23 | 2013
An energetic and optimistic playful extension of the grids we find ourselves walking, travelling, using for communication and underpinning our media.
Improvisation No. 1: Cumulative Loops
Luigi Allemano | CANADA | 3'20 | 2013
"The audio-visual artifact of an improvisation in hand-drawn animation and musical collage". (IMDB)
Takashi Ohashi | JAPAN | 6’00 | 2013
Vocal calisthenics and an ultra stunning example of the peak art of synchronisation.
Mathieu Guimond | CANADA | 2'34 | 2014
An experimental essay on colours and movement, scratched and painted directly on 35mm film during the winter of 2014.
Adriaan Lokman | HOLLAND | 8’30 | 2013
A unique journey across a topography created entirely from a form of digital light and shadow, that have been affected by a bristling terrain of poles bending that light in every direction.
Alexander Stewart, Lilli Carre | USA | 5'07 | 2013
Precarious and fluid arrangements constantly interrupt one another in a montage of waiting, anticipating, and transitioning forms.
Two Weeks – Two Minutes
Judith Poirier | CANADA | 2’35 | 2013
An intensely imaginative exploration of the way we interact with the opposing pages of a book, utilising a vast collection of lead and wood type to print directly onto film stock.
Don't Worry, I'll Do It
Jordan Wong | USA | 4'11 | 2014
I don’t care, it’s up to you. Don’t worry, I’ll do it. I deserve it, it’s fine. Some days are better, overall I’m OK. Take your time, no rush.
Kenichi Yoneda | JAPAN | 2'38 | 2013
A unique style of digital painting; complex, wonderfully paced and demanding attention.
Rhayne Vermette | USA | 1’30 | 2013
In an act of near ultimate meta filmmaking, a 16mm film has been dismantled to its tiniest fragments and reassembled as a projectable montage.
Black And White Film Painting Two
Benjamin Rowley | UK | 3'10 | 2013
Paint and ink on 16mm clear leader and scratched black leader optical sound generated from the film surface specifically for Iceland.
David Ehrlich | USA / CHINA | 3’28 | 2012
From line to surface, melody to harmony, purity to sensuality, from black and white to color. A recent work from a master of the form.
Wiktor Podgorski | POLAND | 4'08 | 2013
This is the first in a series that looks at cyclicality as a reminder of the creation of the world.
Jan Goldfuss | GERMANY | 3'25 | 2012
What begins as a stylish synth ride becomes a high energetic colour blast with a strange twist.
Patrick Jenkins | CANADA | 1'00 | 2014
Initially an enchanting dance of circles gradually veers into the purely abstract realm through superimposing two drafting templates, resulting in a cascade of 'chance' animation.
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