wednesday 20 june, 6.30pm
'Strings' | Benjamin Ducroz
The eighth of twelve international programs
showcasing the best new abstract animation from all over the world
including some pretty wondrous works from Australian filmmakers
Benjamin Ducroz (“Strings”) and Paul Fletcher (“Ocean
Director/Producer: Marcin Gizycki
Poland, 3'15, 2011
A simply brilliant tribute to Abstract Expressionism
utilising coloured water painted on vanishing image paper. A play
of moving lines and splashes set to jazz music.
Directors/Producers: Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman, Joe Gerhardt
UK, 5'00, 2011
A fascinating and mesmerising animated form
created directly from data of a geomagnetic storm in the earth's
upper atmosphere, collected by the CARISSMA radio array telescope.
Director/Producer: Paul Fletcher
Australia, 7'40, 2011
An exploration and evocation
of the feelings of awe, terror and wonder created by geographical
and psychological wilderness.
Director/Producer : Florentine Grelier
France, 1'53, 2011
Dreaming … but on
Director/Producer: Rachel Moore
Canada, 3'08, 2011
Enjoy this black and white,
paint-on-glass exploration of motion, texture, metamorphosis and sound.
An abstracted interpretation of life on earth.
Call Myself Sane / Kutsun Itseani Terveeksi
Director/Producer: Niina Suominen
Finland, 4'20, 2010
I call myself sane. I
sit in a forest searching for furniture. A multi-media work combining
direct-to-film-style animation with found footage, poetry, music and
apparently random moving images.
Director/Producer: Joanna Priestley
USA, 3'53, 2011
A playful exploration of the
human face, its patternings and the cultural effigies that echo facial
Director/Producer: Dylan Ladds
USA, 4'45, 2011
Carbon is one of the fundamental
buildings blocks of our existence; it is the thread by which we hang;
it is in the molecules that surround us – seen and unseen.
Second Per Day / Une Seconde Par Jour
Director: Richard Negre
Producer: Badlands Productions
France, 7'19, 2011
One second of film per
day – meaning 25 drawings a day – every day, day after
day, for a year. A year well spent.
Director/Producer: Benjamin Ducroz
Australia, 1'08, 2011
In this colourful collection of hyper-colliding
shapes, Ducroz continues his exploration of ‘Big Bang’
motifs evident in some of his previous films.
Director/Producer: Steven Subotnick
USA, 2'24, 2011
An absorbing visual dialogue based on timing,
gesture, mark-making and sound.
Austria, 5'47, 2011
A luxuriously complex, pulsating web of interconnecting,
digital, moving geometry.
Director/Producer: Colin V. Barton
USA, 4'00, 2011
Based on multiples of fours, we move through the
cycle of the day with the central themes of forgiveness, release,
renewal and acceptance.
Director/Producer: Michel Gagne
USA, 6'00, 2010
An intricately choreographed – yet hauntingly
intuitive – animated visualisation of a landmark improvisational