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LIAF 2018: Edge of Frame presents – Material Fragments

December 9, 2018
6:00 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.

Tonights programme features a variety of approaches to collage and cut-out animation. Materials such as clothing, found photographs, books, maps, plants and off cuts of film footage are recontextualised and seen anew through tactile processes of animation, sometimes combining with drawn and painted animation, to reveal hidden stories, new connections and dazzling patterns. Dating from 1959 to 2018, these works forefront the surfaces and physicality of the materials in front of (and sometimes within) the camera, yet take us into the speculative zones of the imagination, unlocking memories, reveries and dreams, from the highly personal to the purely abstract.

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 and Edge of Frame presents: The Films of Jodie Mack – Programme Two: The Grand Bizarre, both with an introduction and Q&A with Jodie Mack.

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For All Audiences (Josh Weissbach, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, For All Audiences, Josh WeissbachA trailer of an experiment searches for meaning in a mouldy montage. The detritus of the movie industry swims in organic material.

2018, 3min

Giardini (Gardens) (Ira Vicari, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Giardini, Gardens, Ira VicariThinking about the gardens I’ve been in.

2018, 2min

Winners Bitch (Sam Gurry, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Winners Bitch, Sam GurryInspired by a found archive on a doyenne of the dog competition world, a rumination on the many sacrifices it can take to be a woman of distinction.

2018, 7min

Vera (Karen Yasinsky, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Vera, Karen YasinskyVera is a character created over the time of animating the cobweb and thinking about Bix Beiderbecke’s song, Mississippi Mud.

2017, 7min

Black Long Skirt (Hoji Tsuchiya, Japan)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Black Long Skirt, Hoji TsuchiyaA woman passes through the body of a man on a day when it is about to rain.

2010, 9min

Mom’s Clothes (Jordan Wong, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Mom’s Clothes, Jordan WongA non-fiction reflection on being out of the closet.

2018, 6min

Miroir dans un pré (A Mirror in the Grass) (Ira Vicari, France)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Miroir dans un pré, A Mirror in the Grass, Ira VicariSun was beating, I saw myself in a mirror.

2017, 3min

Look and Learn (Janie Gleiser, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Look and Learn, Janie GleiserA visual construct mimicking maps in their hope of directing us to something, or somewhere, perhaps to a better understanding of our world and how things work.

2017, 12min

Eyewash (Robert Breer, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Eyewash, Robert BreerOrganised confusion of live footage and animation. Colour of original added to by hand on each print.

1959, 3min

Odds and Ends (Jane Conger Belson Shimane, USA)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Odds and Ends, Jane Conger Belson ShimaneMade from discarded footage from a local film lab and Shimane’s own animation sequences, using direct, painted-on-film techniques and stop-motion animation using cut-out paper.

1959, 4min

Speak (John Latham, UK)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Speak, John LathamA brilliant example of animated abstraction – burns its way directly into the brain.

1962, 10min