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LIAF 2018: Abstract Showcase (15)

December 1, 2018
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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Until we Coleidescape (Reinhold Bidner, Austria)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Until we Coleidescape, Reinhold BidnerHarmonic oscillations, created hand in hand with sound and diffraction glasses. A colourful kaleidoscope of abstract animation loops.

2017, 4min

Bird Milk (Christopher Strickler, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Bird Milk, Christopher StricklerThe magnified details of inks, stencils, and printed media.

2018, 4min

String of Sound (John Morena, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, String of Sound, John MorenaHuman mouth noises and a single piece of string.

2017, 1min

Sun Zoom Spark (Gina Kamentsky, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Sun Zoom Spark, Gina KamentskyThe magnetic sun looms over lonely water towers and hidden spaces under a highway overpass. Inspired by the song “Sun Zoom Spark” by Captain Beefheart.

2017, 2min

Max Planck (Jonathan Gillie, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Max Planck, Jonathan GillieDilate your eyes and enjoy. A pulsating cornucopia of visual delights.

2017, 3min

Not My Type (Gerd Gockell, Switzerland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Not My Type, Gerd GockellThe history of typography, print media and a mosquito.

2017, 3min

Aerobie (Bastien Dupriez, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Aerobie, Bastien DupriezOn the track of a velodrome, a cyclist starts his race.

2017, 4min

Kajtek (Aga Jarzab, Poland)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Kajtek, Aga JarzabSerene objects, shapes and spheres gently collide in a celestial world.

2017, 3min

Twilight (Richard Reeves, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Twilight, Richard ReevesExploring the relationship between sound and picture, and the two lights (twi-light) found inside of film projectors.

2018, 2min

Elegy (Paul Bush, Switzerland/UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Elegy, Paul BushA film of stone and light – just stone and light.

2017, 6min

Divisional Articulations (Max Hattler, Hong Kong)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Divisional Articulations, Max HattlerFuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in an electronic feedback loop spawning arrays of divisional articulations in time and space.

2017, 4min

Cosmopolite (Rina Okada, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Cosmopolite, Rina OkadaA subtle and softened x-ray tinted journey through an opaque, undescribable stratosphere.

2017, 4min

 

A One-Minute History of Image Distortions (Betina Kuntzsch, Germany)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, A One-Minute History of Image Distortions, Betina KuntzschWe see the machinery of image projection fail all the time. What happens when art steps in and takes over the process?

2017, 1min

Chante en Couleur (Dirk de Bruyn, Australia)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Chante en Couleur, Dirk de BruynA caravan of experimental imagery created from reaching deep in the soundtrack area of analogue film stock.

2017, 4min

Via (Maria Ferreira, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Via, Maria FerreiraAn increasingly astounding patchwork quilt unfolds as the earth from the air provides more and more creative inspiration.

2017, 6min

Small Things Moving in Unison (Vicky Smith, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Small Things Moving in Unison, Vicky SmithPerforations made directly into 16mm black leader –the effect of retarding motion.

2018, 5min

Home (A Portrait of New York City) (John Morena, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Home (A Portrait of New York City), John MorenaA portrait of New York City in three parts.

2017, 2min

Dreamland (Mirai Mizue, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Dreamland, Mirai MizueRetro-futuristic structures proliferate and pulsate to synthetic baroque music. Geometric grandeur with maximum opulence.

2017, 5min