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LIAF 2018: Edge of Frame and Close-Up present The Films of Jodie Mack – Programme Two: The Grand Bizarre FEATURE + Q&A with Jodie Mack

December 8, 2018
8:00 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.

LIAF London International Animation Festival, The Grand Bizarre, Jodie Mack

The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack)

Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack

This two-part programme showcases the films of highly acclaimed experimental animator Jodie Mack. Programme One gathers a selection of shorts, illuminating formal and cursory elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design (you can find out more here); 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.

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Follow the links to find out more about our other EOF progammes: Edge of Frame presents: The Films of Jodie Mack – Programme One: Posthaste Perennial Patterns + Intro and Q&A with Jodie Mack and Edge of Frame presents: Material Fragments.

The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, LIAF London International Animation Festival, The Grand Bizarre, Jodie MackA postcard from an imploded society. Bringing mundane objects to life to interpret place through materials, ‘The Grand Bizarre’ transcribes an experience of pattern, labour, and alien[-]nation[s]. A pattern parade in pop music pairs figure and landscape to trip through the topologies of codification. Following components, systems, and samples in a collage of textiles, tourism, language, and music, the film investigates recurring motifs and how their metamorphoses function within a global economy.

2018, 61 min