Part of the day-long Journeys into Experimental Animation programme at Whitechapel Gallery. One ticket gets you access to all three Journeys!
LIAF 2016 is very proud to partner with Edwin Rostron and Animate Projects on 6 expansive screenings and seminars devoted to championing experimental animation for The Edge of Frame Weekend, taking place at Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Cinema on 9th – 11th December.
A special day-long screening event, celebrating the vibrant field of experimental animation. From bold personal visions to intricate and visually stunning formal experiments, this expansive screening programme mixes contemporary animation by British and international artists with classic and rarely seen historical works. Showcasing animation at the cutting edge of moving image practice, the programme reveals connections and threads running through the many forms of experimental animation
Journeys into Experimental Animation features three screening programmes of international artists’ animation. Two of these are curated by Edwin Rostron of Edge of Frame, and one is a special guest-curated programme from Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, co-directors of Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Alexander and Edwin will introduce the programmes and a number of the filmmakers will be present.
Journey 3 is curated by Edwin Rostron (Edge of Frame). The animations in this programme address different kinds of systems; from structures of oppression and control to modes of classification and categorisation. Through a wide variety of techniques these artists channel forces of subversion, destruction, celebration or acquiescence, showing how we use these systems, react against them, or simply attempt to survive within their grasp.
Several of the filmmakers will be present to introduce their work.
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Soft Crash (Alan Warburton, UK)
A full CGI meditation on the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequent public bank bailouts, austerity economics and recent trend towards nationalist isolationism.
Six God Alphabet Peter (Peter Millard, UK)
Please wake up Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now Peter.
Taxonomy (Karen Aqua, USA)
The animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms reside in a state of constant flux, reflecting a world of transience, mutability, and impermanence.
Flaws (Josh Shaffner, USA)
An animated short made from a series of 18 drawings. The story is an autobiographical rant about years spent in the service industry as a waiter.
Monkey (Shen Jie, China)
One of the three monkeys died.
Gray Hairs (Annapurna Kumar, USA)
In 2013, the Apache helicopter’s targeting systems were updated from standard definition black and white to high-resolution colour video, touted as a boost to pilot safety and U.S. military dominance.
Lauren Gregory’s TV (Lauren Gregory, USA)
In Lauren Gregory’s TV, the viewer gets lost flipping through channels of a strange television world where everything is rendered in oil paint.
Jessica (Amy Lockhart, USA)
Jessica is stuck in the house with the baby. A paper puppet and cut out animation.
Cineblatz (Jeff Keen, UK)
Sculpted radio static washes over a rush of animated superheroes, advertisements and even the House of Lords. Over twenty discrete bright animations in less than three minutes.
Yield (Caleb Wood, USA)
In this film roadkill deaths are documented, and collectively animated.
Myth Labs (Martha Colburn, USA/Netherlands)
‘Myth Labs’ interweaves Puritan visions, folk art, religious allegories and victims of the current Methamphetamine epidemic. This is a film about fear, paranoia, faith and loss of faith and salvation.
The Classroom (Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva, Netherlands)
“I’ve always been interested in the Soviet and Post-Soviet educational systems. Every authoritarian state needs to control people in all aspects of their life. Of course school is an ideal place where you can teach people what they can be and can do, and what they can’t.”
More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters (Kelly Gallagher, USA)
An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons and her countless contributions to the struggles against capitalism, sexism, and racism.
Austerity Cycle (Jonathan Gillie, UK)
A critique of current ethical and economic policies in the West. It suggests that conservative thinking around the displacement and movement of people, as well as responses to the financial crisis, unavoidably affects us all and leads to an erosion of both social and moral frameworks.
Second Sun (Leslie Supnet, Canada)
The rising sound of drums imbues flashes of lights, visions of the cosmos and a post-Apocalyptic birth of a new Sun.
Easyout (Pat O’Neill, USA)
“Easyout takes its title from a machine tool used to extract broken bolts from engine blocks and other castings. I made the (oblique) analogy with the extraction of a broken consciousness through the experience of the ecstatic.” – Pat O’Neill