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LIAF 2017: Abstract Art in Motion: The Best of the Punto Y Raya Festival + Q&A with organisers Noel Palazzo & Ana Santos (15)

December 6, 2017
9:00 pm

Based in Barcelona but screening all around the world, The Punto Y Raya Festival has been called “the most abstract festival in the world’ with its explorations into experimental narrative in animation and live cinema through the use of pure form, colour, motion and sound. Since its first festival in 2007, Punto Y Raya’s aim has been to bring together people from all over the world with the motto’s “ Back to basics!” and “ Only via dots and lines!”

LIAF is very proud to present a screening of the Best of Punto Y Raya which will be introduced in person by the organisers who will also take part in a Q&A following the screening.

At Barbican book tickets

Ink meets blank (Tymon Albrzykowski, Poland)

Ink meets blank, Tymon Albrzykowski, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRectangles, triangles and squares pulsate, move, penetrate and disintegrate.

5min, 2016

Proportion (Balance 5 of 5) (Daniel Iregui, Canada)

Proportion (Balance 5 of 5), Daniel Iregui, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA 5 piece video project made to be projected on 5 different buildings in Montreal. Harmony, stasis, proportion, tension and symmetry.

5min, 2015

Line (Steven Subotnick, USA)

Line, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA congregation of voices. Simplicity personified.

2min, 2014

Fugue (Oerd van Cuijlenborg, France/Netherlands)

Fugue, Oerd van Cuijlenborg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA sublimely subtle interweaving of melody, composition and image.

6min, 2016

Vitreous (Robert Seidel, USA/Germany)

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

3min, 2015

Composition (Mitja Mancek, Slovenia)

Composition, Mitja Mancek, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSound and image engraved directly onto film – so you can see the sound and hear the image.

4min, 2015

The Boyg (Kristian Pedersen, Norway)

The Boyg, Kristian Pedersen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMeet The Boyg: a coiling force that blocks your path and strangles ambition. Inspired by Norwegian mythology, lurking serpents, paralysing panic attacks, and The Great Boyg itself.

6min, 2016

Interference Oscillations (Matthew Biederman, Canada)

Interference Oscillations, Matthew Biederman, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA navigation through synchronisation, extreme dynamics and static moments, building up and breaking down the dimensions and characteristics of light, sound, and colour.

Composed by Pierce Warnecke

4min, 2016

The Dancing Line (Shelley Dodson, USA)

The Dancing Line, Shelley Dodson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA line dances to a classic burlesque song while manipulating a small object.

2min, 2016

Almost 1.0 (Gábor Szûcs, Slovakia)

Almost 1.0, Gábor Szûcs, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn abstract landscape created from several glitched VHS tapes.

4min, 2015

letters.EHO (Aga Jarząb & Maciek Bączyk, Poland)

letters.EHO, Aga Jarząb, Maciek Bączyk, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalInspired by early recordings of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and 1950s/60s graphic direct-to-camera film.

4min, 2016

Cosmic Vagina (Luca Pertegato, Italy)

Cosmic Vagina, Luca Pertegato, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOp art imagery and electronic audio induce an immersive trip into metallic noise and feedback.

5min, 2009

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.

1min, 2015

SusY (Barbara Doser, Austria)

SusY, Barbara Doser, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe cosmos of the hypothetical Supersymmetry. Dark matter and energy, space and time, force and matter.

7min, 2016

Oneiria (Jeroen Cluckers, Belgium)

Oneiria, Jeroen Cluckers, LIAF, London International FestivalPainterly, abstract, dreamlike landscapes and found footage combine to reveal the ghost in the machine.

4min, 2014

Point (Matt Abbiss, UK)

Point, Matt Abbiss, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAbstract, drawn animation, commissioned for the Wilderness of Mirrors pavilion as part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale.

2min, 2013

Virtuos Virtuell (Thomas Stellmach, Germany)

Virtuoso Virtual, Thomas Stellmach, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalHand-crafted ink drawings inspired by the opera ‘The Alchymist’ by the early German romantic composer Louis Spohr.

7min, 2013

RGB Colour Model (Blanca Rego Constela, Spain)

RGB Colour Model, Blanca Rego Constela, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBased on the RGB (red-green-blue) colour model, this is a film that happens not just onscreen but in our neurons.

5min, 2016