A day-long programme of screenings and discussion, celebrating the vibrant field of experimental animation.
From bold personal visions to intricate and visually stunning formal experiments, this expansive day of screenings 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.
Edge of Frame: Journeys into Experimental Animation is curated by Edge of Frame and Animate Projects with a guest-curated programme from Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.
The event is part of the Edge of Frame Weekend.
The Edge of Frame Weekend is a celebration of experimental animation, with screenings and discussion taking place over three days at Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Cinema.
The event is curated by artist and animator Edwin Rostron, and Gary Thomas, Director of Animate Projects.
The Edge of Frame Weekend is part of the 2016 London International Animation Festival programme, and is supported by Arts Council England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
11.45 Journey One
Curated by Edwin Rostron (Edge of Frame)
A selection of intricately constructed animations charting the multi-layered spaces we exist within, at once inside our heads and outside our bodies; social, psychological and geographical. These overlapping planes of experience are brought to vivid life through unexpected and exhilarating visions, showing the dynamic potential of animation as an art form.
(75 min + filmmakers intros)
Jake Fried – Mind Frame
Stuart Hilton – Save Me
Sebastian Buerkner – Eaves Apart
Jennifer Levonian – The Poetry Winner
Karen Yasinsky – Enough to Drive You Mad
Brian Smee – Lazy Daze
Karolina Glusiec – Velocity
Run Wrake – Jukebox
Jonathan Hodgson – Nightclub
Laura Harrison – Little Red Giant, The Monster that I Was
Peter Burr – GREEN | RED
Onohana – Such a Good Place to Die
14:15 Journey Two
Curated by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré (Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation)
Eyeworks Festival focuses on abstract animation and unconventional character animation, drawing on the lineage of avant-garde cinema as well as the tradition of classic character animation and cartooning. This specially curated programme features films selected from past Eyeworks screenings, and will be presented by festival co-director Alexander Stewart.
(80min + intro and filmmakers intros)
A programme of Eyeworks Directors Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré’s own film and animation work is showing as part of the Edge of Frame Weekend at Close-Up Cinema on Sunday 11th December, 8pm.
Oliver Laric – untitled
Robert Breer – Trial Balloons
Susan Young & Emma Calder – 1984 Music for Modern Americans
Yoriko Mizushiri – Futon
Jim Trainor – The Presentation Theme
James Duesing – Maxwell’s Demon
David Lebrun – Tanka
Stefan Gruber, Kevin Glick, and Leinors Allen – Light Weight
Larry Cuba – Two Space
Florence Miailhe – Hammam
16:30 Journey Three
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.
(75min + filmmakers intros)
Alan Warburton – Soft Crash
Peter Millard – Six god alphabet peter
Karen Aqua – Taxonomy
Josh Shaffner – Flaws
Shen Jie – Monkey
Annapurna Kumar – Gray Hairs
Lauren Gregory – Lauren Gregory’s TV
Amy Lockhart – Jessica
Jeff Keen – Cineblatz
Caleb Wood – Yield
Martha Colburn – Myth Labs
Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva – The Classroom
Kelly Gallagher – More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters
Jonathan Gillie – Austerity Cycle
Leslie Supnet – Second Sun
Pat O’Neill – Easyout
Several of the filmmakers will be present to introduce their work.
See the associated programme at Close Up Cinema online.