Following the sell-out success of our partnership with Edge of Frame during LIAF 2016, we’re returning 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.
You, Me, Them presents ten films exploring disconnection and the limits of communication. Language and images can be misleading and inadequate but when recontextualised, distorted or ruptured, we can sometimes glimpse what lurks behind the surface.
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Rotting Artist (Ann Course & Paul Clark, UK)
People try it on in the Croxley bunkers, and when the head of the household shoves his bendy cane brush right up the chimney we would do well to run to the other side of the road and watch it appear out the top for the lucky sight of it.
Bus Stop (Andrea Gomez, USA)
An animated ride through an American urban landscape in the early 1980s.
Broken Tongue (Mónica Savirón, USA)
Broken Tongue is an ode to the freedom of movement, association, and expression and a heartfelt tribute to avant-garde sound performer Tracie Morris and her poem Afrika.
Analysis of Emotions and Vexations (Wojciech Bąkowski, Poland)
This movie is a representation of my spirit’s volatile state. I used animation with poetic comment to analyze my emotions and vexations. I used pencil drawings in translucent frames to show a state of lightness. – WB
Plum (Stephen Sutcliffe, UK)
A meditation on disingenuousness.
Vicki✿ (Natalia Stuyk, UK)
Vicki✿ is a comment on vacuous social media and Deep and Meaningful online self-expression. A text generator was used to produce the monologue, which was then copied and pasted into a text-to-speech app and recorded. The sound and imagery also have procedural and generative origins.
Happenstance (Part One of Many Parts) (Gary Hill, USA)
A kind of choreography of thought, which gives rise to an area of tension between the images and the spoken or written texts. Musical and sound elements underscore the character of the individual passages and the complex intertextuality of the work.
Still Life (Kevin Eskew, USA)
Et tu doggy?
601 Revir Drive (Josh Weissbach, USA)
A series of spatial limits are defined while a maker imbibes. Interdependence is inherited after a substance cannot be shook. An animal carefully guards an outlined space as a river runs backwards. Showing on a 16mm print.
Orpheus (Outtakes) (Mary Helena Clark, USA)
“Using footage from Cocteau’s ‘Orphée’, Mary Helena Clark optically prints an interstitial space where the ghosts of cinema lurk beyond and within the frames.” – Andrea Picard. Showing on a 16mm print.