Based in Barcelona but screening all around the world, The Punto Y Raya Festival has been called “the most abstract festival in the world’ with its explorations into experimental narrative in animation and live cinema through the use of pure form, colour, motion and sound. Since its first festival in 2007, Punto Y Raya’s aim has been to bring together people from all over the world with the motto’s “ Back to basics!” and “ Only via dots and lines!”
LIAF is very proud to present a screening of the Best of Punto Y Raya which will be introduced in person by the organisers who will also take part in a Q&A following the screening.
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Ink meets blank (Tymon Albrzykowski, Poland)
Rectangles, triangles and squares pulsate, move, penetrate and disintegrate.
Proportion (Balance 5 of 5) (Daniel Iregui, Canada)
A 5 piece video project made to be projected on 5 different buildings in Montreal. Harmony, stasis, proportion, tension and symmetry.
Line (Steven Subotnick, USA)
A congregation of voices. Simplicity personified.
Fugue (Oerd van Cuijlenborg, France/Netherlands)
A sublimely subtle interweaving of melody, composition and image.
Vitreous (Robert Seidel, USA/Germany)
A riotously coloured nine-piece virtual sculpture resembling a Rorschach test on acid.
Composition (Mitja Mancek, Slovenia)
Sound and image engraved directly onto film – so you can see the sound and hear the image.
The Boyg (Kristian Pedersen, Norway)
Meet The Boyg: a coiling force that blocks your path and strangles ambition. Inspired by Norwegian mythology, lurking serpents, paralysing panic attacks, and The Great Boyg itself.
Interference Oscillations (Matthew Biederman, Canada)
A navigation through synchronisation, extreme dynamics and static moments, building up and breaking down the dimensions and characteristics of light, sound, and colour.
Composed by Pierce Warnecke
The Dancing Line (Shelley Dodson, USA)
A line dances to a classic burlesque song while manipulating a small object.
Almost 1.0 (Gábor Szûcs, Slovakia)
An abstract landscape created from several glitched VHS tapes.
letters.EHO (Aga Jarząb & Maciek Bączyk, Poland)
Inspired by early recordings of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and 1950s/60s graphic direct-to-camera film.
Cosmic Vagina (Luca Pertegato, Italy)
Op art imagery and electronic audio induce an immersive trip into metallic noise and feedback.
Jazz Orgie (Irina Rubina, Germany)
A total explosion of dots, lines, planes and forms drowning in a jazz-filled choreographic world.
SusY (Barbara Doser, Austria)
The cosmos of the hypothetical Supersymmetry. Dark matter and energy, space and time, force and matter.
Oneiria (Jeroen Cluckers, Belgium)
Painterly, abstract, dreamlike landscapes and found footage combine to reveal the ghost in the machine.
Point (Matt Abbiss, UK)
Abstract, drawn animation, commissioned for the Wilderness of Mirrors pavilion as part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale.
Virtuos Virtuell (Thomas Stellmach, Germany)
Hand-crafted ink drawings inspired by the opera ‘The Alchymist’ by the early German romantic composer Louis Spohr.
RGB Colour Model (Blanca Rego Constela, Spain)
Based on the RGB (red-green-blue) colour model, this is a film that happens not just onscreen but in our neurons.