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LIAF 2016: Edge of Frame – Journeys into Experimental Animation 2

December 10, 2016
2:15 pm

Part of the day-long Journeys into Experimental Animation programme at Whitechapel Gallery. One ticket gets you access to all three Journeys!

LIAF 2016 is very proud to partner with Edwin Rostron and Animate Projects on 6 expansive screenings and seminars devoted to championing experimental animation for The Edge of Frame Weekend, taking place at Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Cinema on 9th – 11th December.

A special day-long screening event, celebrating the vibrant field of experimental animation. From bold personal visions to intricate and visually stunning formal experiments, this expansive screening programme mixes contemporary animation by British and international artists with classic and rarely seen historical works. Showcasing animation at the cutting edge of moving image practice, the programme reveals connections and threads running through the many forms of experimental animation

Journeys into Experimental Animation features three screening programmes of international artists’ animation. Two of these are curated by Edwin Rostron of Edge of Frame, and one is a special guest-curated programme from Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, co-directors of Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Alexander and Edwin will introduce the programmes and a number of the filmmakers will be present.

Journey 2 is curated by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré (Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation). Eyeworks Festival focuses on abstract animation and unconventional character animation, drawing on the lineage of avant-garde cinema as well as the tradition of classic character animation and cartooning. This specially curated programme features films selected from past Eyeworks screenings, and will be presented by festival co-director Alexander Stewart.

A programme of Eyeworks Directors Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré’s own film and animation work is showing as part of the Edge of Frame Weekend at Close-Up Cinema on Sunday 11th December, 8pm.

At Whitechapel Gallery buy tickets

Untitled (Oliver Laric, Germany)

Untitled, Oliver Laric, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRepetition, recycling, and reinvention. A rhythmic, morphing flow of graphic bodies.

6’00, 2014-2015

Trial Balloons (Robert Breer, USA)

“Like Breer’s other work, it is associative, and manages to simultaneously suggest spontaneity and elegance.” – Amy Taubin.

5’30, 1982

1984 Music for Modern Americans (Susan Young & Emma Calder, UK)

1984 Music for Modern Americans, Susan Young, Emma Calder, IAF, London International Animation FestivalA film commissioned by and using the drawings of Eduardo Paolozzi. A non-narrative film focusing on Paolozzi’s themes about modern man.

12’00, 1984

Futon (Yoriko Mizushiri, Japan)

Futon, Yoriko Mizushiri, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWrapped in the futon… Memories are coming up to the mind, the future is imagined, senses are recaptured, physical feelings as a woman are deeply ingrained…Everything melts pleasantly all together.

6’00, 2012

The Presentation Theme (Jim Trainor, USA)

The Presentation Theme, Jim Trainor, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA Peruvian prisoner of war finds himself outmanoeuvred by a hematophagous priestess. Based on a true story.

14’00, 2008

James Duesing, Maxwell’s Demon (James Duesing, USA)

James Duesing, Maxwell’s Demon, James Duesing, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a world that has shifted to being information and service-based, industrialists are corralled on a reservation named Lorado, to sell plastic things as remnants of their past culture.

7’30, 1990

Tanka (David Lebrun, USA)

Tanka, David Lebrun, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA cyclical vision of ancient gods and demons, an animated journey through the image world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

9’00, 1976

Light Weight (Stefan Gruber, Kevin Glick, & Leinors Allen, USA)

Light Weight, Stefan Gruber, Kevin Glick, Leinors Allen, LIAF, London International Animation Festival3’00, 1999

Two Space (Larry Cuba, USA)

Two Space, Larry Cuba, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo dimensional patterns, like the tile patterns of Islamic temples, are generated by performing a set of symmetry operations (translations, rotations, and reflections) upon a basic figure or tile.

8’00, 1979

Hammam (Florence Miailhe, France)

Hammam, Florence Miailhe, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo young girls who are going to the baths for the first time, guide us through the labyrinth of steam baths, showers, and fountains.

9’00, 1992