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LIAF 2016: Abstract Showcase (15)

December 3, 2016
5:00 pm

Our annual survey of abstract and experimental animation. Animators working in this field employ every technique from hand-drawn ‘musical scores’ all the way across the scale to high definition, computer assisted image making. In common, these films share a pure love of animated movement and an artist’s eye for filling the screen, harnessing colour and creating non-narrative imagery.

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Jazz Orgie (Irina Rubina, Germany)

Jazz Orgie, Irina Rubina, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA total explosion of dots, lines, planes and forms drowning in a jazz-filled choreographic world.

1’00, 2016

Setting West (Judith Poirier, Canada)

Setting West, Judith Poirier, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA visual essay on the history of typography and printing using original 19th and 20th century printing materials.

5’00,  2015

If You Say Something, See Something (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

If You Say Something, See Something, Gina Kamentsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSubtitles can be fun! The latest flurry of stream-of-consciousness madness from LIAF regular Gina Kamentsky.

2’00, 2016

This (Malcolm Sutherland, Canada)

This, Malcolm Sutherland, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA soothing meditative visualisation of Tibetan Buddhist Monks chanting.

6’00, 2016

Youpla (Oerd van Cuijlenborg, France)

Youpla, Oerd van Cuijlenborg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA playfully vibrant film exploring the abstractions and imagination of children’s worlds.

4’00, 2015

Retro Future (Mirai Mizue, Japan)

Retro Future, Mirai Mizue, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA futuristic world imagined in childhood – what will the buildings look like?

7’00, 2015

O (Erick Oh, South Korea)

O, Erick Oh, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe passage of time and the creation of the universe.

4’00, 2016

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Squame (Nicolas Brault, Canada)

Squame, Nicolas Brault, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe sensitive shell of the body, the skin. A fragile landscape made with sugar casts.

4’00, 2016

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Summer Streets (Paul Fletcher, Australia)

Summer Streets, Paul Fletcher, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA smooth and elegant abstraction based on the music of Tatonic.

3’00, 2015

Books on Books (Lei Lei, China)

Books on Books, Lei Lei, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn eye-opening graphic cutup and collage of Eastern and Western secondhand book covers through the years.

7’00, 2016

A 4363’s Trip (Valentine Dumez, France)

A 4363's Trip, Valentine Dumez, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA delightfully punchy and playful abstract riff on the power and presence of the circle in animated art.

3’00, 2014

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Detour (Jasmijn Cedee, Belgium)

Detour, Jasmijn Cedee, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn illusory procession of wiped, scratched and painted imagery delivered in two tones.

6’00, 2015

Bottle Neck (Joanna Priestley, USA)

Bottle Neck, Joanna Priestley, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA luminous crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns.

3’00, 2015

Sai Gon (Oerd van Cuijlenborg, France)

Sai Gon, Oerd van Cuijlenborg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe hustle and bustle of the city, the incessant rain in the jungle – impressions based on several trips to Vietnam between 2007 and 2014.

5’00, 2015

Tracheal Shave (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

Tracheal Shave, Gina Kamentsky, LIAF, London International Animation Festival“Think of a small dot in space.” More glorious fun! Ink and paint on found 35mm film trailers.

2’00, 2016

Vitreous (Robert Seidel, Germany)

Vitreous, Robert Seidel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA riotously coloured nine-piece virtual sculpture resembling a Rorschach test on acid.

3’00, 2015

Begone Dull Care 2015 (Paul Johnson, Canada)

Begone Dull Care 2015, Paul Johnson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA re-imagining of the original 1949 NFB short by Norman McLaren – dizzying calisthenics dancing in time to an ’80s videogame soundscape.

4’00, 2015

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