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LIAF 2018: Edge of Frame and Close-Up present The Films of Jodie Mack – Programme One: Posthaste Perennial Patterns + Intro and Q&A with Jodie Mack

December 8, 2018
6:30 pm

Following the sell-out success of our partnership with Edge of Frame during LIAF 2016 and 2017, EOF returns for the third year with three curated programmes of work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Specially curated by Edwin Rostron – the London-based Artist, Animator, Writer, Curator, Editor of Edge of Frame blog and Festival Juror this trio of programmes seeks to celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.

Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack

Tonights two-part programme showcases the films of highly acclaimed experimental animator Jodie Mack. Part one gathers a selection of shorts, illuminating formal and cursory elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design; whilst part two presents the UK premiere of her highly anticipated debut feature The Grand Bizarre. We’re thrilled that Jodie will be present throughout and will be in conversation following both screenings.

Using domestic and recycled materials, this programme of short films by highly acclaimed experimental animator Jodie Mack illuminates formal and cursory elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Questioning the role of decoration in daily life, the works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects. Expanding upon notions of anti-animation set forth by experimental practitioners like Paul Sharits and Robert Breer, the studies in this programme apply formal principles of abstract cinema while pursuing an interest in found materials, evolving modes of production, and forms of labour.

Follow the links to find out more about our other EOF progammes: Edge of Frame presents: The Films of Jodie Mack – Programme Two: The Grand Bizarre (with an introduction and Q&A with Jodie Mack) and Edge of Frame presents: Material Fragments.

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Posthaste Perennial Pattern (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Posthaste Perennial Pattern, Jodie MackRapid-fire florals and morning birdsongs bridge interior and exterior, design and nature.

2010, 4min

Rad Plaid (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Rad Plaid, Jodie MackA series of chromatic intersections. Audience members form teams who respond to vertical lines by shouting “plaid” and to horizontal lines by shouting “rad”.

2010, 6min

Point de Gaze (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Point de Gaze, Jodie MackNamed after a type of Belgian lace, this spectral study investigates intricate illusion and optical arrest.

2012, 4min

Persian Pickles (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Persian Pickles, Jodie MackFractile phonics accompany a delicate study of paisley patterns.

2012, 3min

Blanket Statement #1: Home is Where the Heart is (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Blanket Statement #1: Home is Where the Heart is, Jodie MackDiscordant dysfunction down to the nitty griddy.

2012, 3min

Blanket Statement #2: It’s All or Nothing (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Blanket Statement #2: It’s All or Nothing, Jodie MackA quilted call and response, a battle of extreme extremes.

2013, 5min

Undertone Overture (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Undertone Overture, Jodie MackAn abyssal, aquatic abstraction cruising out to the cosmos and back to coast.

2013, 11min

Razzle Dazzle (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Razzle Dazzle, Jodie MackTacky threads luminesce at a firefly’s pace, twinkling through remnants of chintzy opulence and gaudy glamour.

2014, 5min