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LIAF 2021: The Wondrous Realities of Andrew and Eden Kötting + Screentalk Moderated by Gareth Evans

November 27, 2021
6:00 pm
At the Barbican book tickets

 
The Wondrous Realities of Andrew and Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAndrew and Eden live and work between Hastings and the French Pyrenees. Eden is Andrew’s daughter and was born in 1988 with Jouberts Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. She grew up in London and developed a keen interest in drawing and painting and her visual impairment influences the way she sees the world. She has been working alongside Andrew all her life and the fantastical body of work they have created together voyages us to all kinds of wondrously observed and vividly imagined realities.

“E is for… Experimental moving image ideas – i.e. technological, expanded, performative, theatrical, sculptural, structural, formal, participatory – and the opening up of possibilities.
E is for… Eden. From the garden and back again … and the fact of Eden and the unique insights she has brought to my life and the work that we have made that has led me to explore very different AREAS.
Eden, as daughter, agent, collaborator and catalyst. Eden as a moral compass offering thresholds for ventures into the very core of consciousness and perception. Journeys into the unknown. Without her I am lost.”

Andrew Kötting, 2016

Andrew and Eden will be live and onstage with Gareth Evans after this screening to talk about their remarkable body of work.

Donkeyhead – Andrew Kötting & Andrew Lindsay, UK

Donkeyhead, Andrew Kotting, Andrew Lindsay, LIAF, London International Animation Festival‘I don’t know where I originated from but it’s like everything else nowadays; it’s magic, and he’s been sound in our family for years and years and years.’

1998  3 mins

Kingdom Protista – Andrew Kötting, UK

Kingdom Protista, Andrew Kotting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA few drops of pond water rich in bottom sediments, seen under a microscope can quickly confirm the existence of another world. This is the Kingdom of Protista.

2000 6 mins

Bunhill Fields – Andrew Kötting, UK

Bunhill Fields, Andrew Kotting, LIAF, London International Animation Festival
A waterbound journey from Hastings to Hackney where Eden channels the angelic forms of Blake, Bunyan and Defoe.

2012 3 mins

This Illuminated World is Full of Stupid Men – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

This Illuminated World is Full of Stupid Men, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIF, London International Animation FestivalInspired by the delirious dribble paintings of Jackson Pollock and the demented drivel sprouted by monotheistic clerics. A celebration of difference and other ways of making and being.

2014 10 mins

The Sun came Dripping a Bucket Full of Gold – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

The Sun came Dripping a Bucket Full of Gold, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAt the threshold of the last mystery you have looked into the eyes of your creature self and watched the sun come dripping a bucket full of gold.

2014 4 mins

It’s All in the Mind – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

It's All in the Mind, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a world of make-believe anything is possible and yet men are still stuck in their dark holes.

2016 4 mins

All at See – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

All at See, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWe are not land-locked, we are all-at-sea, surrounded by fish, boats and stars.

2016 3 mins

Hand me Down – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

Hand me Down, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn the charity shops of Hastings and St Leonards Eden takes us into her inscape and hinterland.

2017 5 mins

Dog Ate Dog – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

Dog Ate Dog, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWe are sailing into a male storm, a place of make believe and disaster where dog eats dog. This world is teeming with hidden dangers, orchestrated by voodoo, poo, men in frocks and dogs.

2018 14 mins

In Far Away Land – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

In Far Away Land, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBackstroke, butterfly, nipples, breasts, front crawl and bras, we are awash in an ocean of bubbles. Meanwhile Captain Ahab sets sail on his magic carpet in search of the whale.

2019 6 mins

Diseased and Disorderly – Andrew & Eden Kötting, UK

Diseased and Disorderly, Andrew & Eden Kötting, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA phantasmagorical journey into a world of Eden’s making and then beyond through her collages, self-portraits and still-life drawings.

2021 13 mins

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Our Funding Partners

Arts Council England
With Special Thanks to the Arts Council England

 

Film London, Film Hub London, BFI FAN, National Lottery

Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.