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LIAF 2014 Steven Woloshen Retrospective + Q&A

October 25, 2014
4:00 pm

Steven Woloshen is an award-winning Montreal-based cameraless animator who has been making animated films since the late ‘70’s. He studied film at Concordia University, where he initially made documentaries and collage films, but the freedom and accessibility of cameraless animation won him over. Woloshen is heavily inspired by music, particularly jazz, and has made numerous short abstract works in which the images are created in synchronisation to a music track.

His works have screened worldwide at festivals including the Montreal World Film Festival, Annecy Animated Film FestivalOttawa International Animation Festival, and I Castelli Animati in Rome.

Steven regularly travels the world to show his work and has lectured on the subject of handmade analogue film techniques. In 2010, he published his first book on the subject of decay, archiving and handmade filmmaking techniques, titled Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker.

Special thanks to the Quebec Government Office and the Canada Council for making possible the visit of Steven Woloshen to LIAF.

Steven Woloshen will be joining us after the screening for a Q & A with LIAF Director Nag Vladermersky.

Steven will also be running a Hands-on Animation Workshop on 26 October

At Barbican book tickets

Didre Novo (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Didre Novo, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJuju African Sacred music provides the trip through the hand made graphic jungle of hand lettering.

1983, 2’30

Free Jafar (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

When all the voices have been locked away, one will remain free.

2012 , 1’00

Shimmer Box Drive (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Shimmer Box Drive, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThoughts, visions and reflections from the driver’s seat.

2011, 3’45

Crossing Victoria (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Crossing Victoria, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTen years ago, I made a treacherous, late night winter journey across an old, Montréal historical landmark. Through the freezing rain, wind and snow, these were the ironclad hallucinations that I encountered on my path.

2013, 4’00

Chronicle Reconstructions (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Chronicle Reconstructions, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA short film about love and loss and the Matabeleland tribe of Southern Rhodesia.

2008, 3’00

Minuet (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Minuet, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn essay in color harmonics and visual overtones.

2003, 1’00

Two Eastern Hairlines (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Two Eastern Hairlines, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn exploration of communication and isolation/east and west.

2004, 4’00

Rebuttal (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Rebuttal, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalPenned under the alias, Luther Cartier, an abstract “Rebuttal” to J.P.Morton’s (a.k.a. Bill Plympton) mock abstract film, Spiral.

2005, 2’00

When the Sun turns into Juice (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

When the Sun turns into Juice, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMy daughter’s expression for beautiful sunset.

2011, 2’00

Playtime (Steven Woloshen, Canada

Playtime, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJock MacDonald painted in both worlds: figurative and the abstract. Playtime pays homage to his dedication, spirit and wonderful subject matter – both real and imaginary

2009, 2’45

Fiesta Brava (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Fiesta Brava, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe bull fights are over. Now, the bulls invite you to the world’s biggest party.

2011, 3’30

The Curse of the Voodoo Child (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

The Curse of the Voodoo Child, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe cycle of sex, birth, fire and childhood. Will my child repeat this cycle, or invent a new one

2005, 3’20

Changing Evan (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Changing Evan, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalI think my daughter is a puzzle. Just when I thought everything was o.k the chicken pox struck…

2006, 1’15

Snip (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Snip, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalShards of film fly from the screen with the frenetic sounds of Fats Waller on the piano

2004, 1’30

The Babble On Palms (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Individuality and common experiences in the modern world.

2002, 4’00

Ditty Dot Comma (Steven Woloshen, Canada

Ditty Dot Comma is a hand panted, wide screen 35 mm film that honors the relationship between the eye and the ear. The dot and the comma, literary punctuation marks, are also used as symbols and designs

2001, 3’00

Cameras Take Five (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Cameras Take Five, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe enduring romance of the lines. A visual exploration of Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Classic, “Take Five.”

2003, 3’00

Get Happy (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Get Happy, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA toe-tapping swinging, sensational hand made animation, illustrating the music of Benny Goodman.

1999  3’00