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LIAF 2017: Abstract Showcase (15)

December 2, 2017
2:00 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. 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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Jazzimation 2 (Oerd van Cuijlenborg, France/Netherlands)

Jazzimation 2, Oerd van Cuijlenborg, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWatch with your ears and listen with your eyes.

5min, 2017

Buzzing (uncut) (Jorge Mario Zuleta, Costa Rica)

Buzzing (uncut), Jorge Mario Zuleta, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBuzzing basses and electronic squelches. A visual language made from colours, shapes and dynamism.

2min, 2016

Spank Shot (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

Spank Shot, Gina Kamentsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhile waiting for a spanking I watched hockey.

1min, 2017

4JM (Alexander Dupuis, USA)

4JM, Alexander Dupuis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA crossing of the borders of the filmframe to create alternative cinematic continuities of spacetime.

3min, 2016

Casino (Steven Woloshen, Canada)

Casino, Steven Woloshen, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA film for Steven’s father who gambled with love.

4min, 2016

Honeymoon (Maya Erdelyi & Daniel Rowe, USA)

Honeymoon, Maya Erdelyi, Daniel Rowe, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA train journey from Tokyo into the mountains of Tsuruoka, to the cities of Osaka and Kyoto.

4min, 2017

A Narrative Film (Michael Edwards, USA)

A Narrative Film, Michael Edwards, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA three-act assault on the conceit of the traditional narrative, alongside a futile attempt to escape the narrative impulse of cinema.

8min, 2016

Magoo Opening (Deep Dawda, India)

Magoo Opening, Deep Dawda, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA homage to the wonderfully stylish world of 50s’ cartoons with suitably wacky soundtrack by Cornelius.

1min, 2017

Into the Light: The Film Resistance (Madi Piller, Canada)

Into the Light: The Film Resistance, Madi Piller, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe persistence of vision, frame flickering and illusions. Mushroom spore prints directly printed on to 35mm film and hand coloured.

4min, 2016

Seed (Jan Kokolia, Czech Republic)

Seed, Jan Kokolia, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEverything comes from a seed. Sprout without any doubt. Immensely cosmic and internally infinitesimal.

4min, 2016

Re-vue (Dirk de Bruyn, Australia)

Re-vue, Dirk de Bruyn, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA flicker-fest lamenting a lost relationship with narrative cinema, by which it is forever marked.

6min, 2017

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

Strange Fish (Steven Subotnick, USA)

Strange Fish, Steven Subotnick, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA meditation on blind evolution.

4min, 2017

Sans Chlorophyll (Phillip Davis, USA)

Sans Chlorophyll, Phillip Davis, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe beauty of Autumn leaves. A riot of colour and explosion of sound.

3min, 2017

Attraction (Emily Scaife, UK)

Attraction, Emily Scaife, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalUrges in the undergrowth, erupting fungal fantasies, bursting botanicals. The dust and desires of a tiny alternative universe.

4min, 2017

Infinitude (Scott Portingale, Canada)

Infinitude, Scott Portingale, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA meditation on the cosmic evolution of matter and energy over time.

5min, 2016

Crux (Alexandre Roy, Canada/Switzerland)

Crux, Alexandre Roy, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhat do you think of when you see the cross?

4min, 2017

Cupcake (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

Cupcake, Gina Kamentsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalJiro and his Friends are attending a birthday party but The Cupcake has other plans.

2min, 2017