SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 4.00PM STUDIO
SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 4.40PM
SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 5.20PM
SUNDAY 22 JUNE, 6.00PM
Unclassified all ages
FREE!! NO TICKET REQUIRED
There is more than one way to show an animated film.
Some shine brightest when the audience can stand back, choose alternative
perspectives of viewing and talk it over as they play. Generally
non-narrative, these works exist in the spot not touched by purely
cinematic shorts, VJ crafted backdrops and purely gallery-based
experimental moving image art.
SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles
The Box – Sabrina Schmid (UK)
SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 3.30PM STUDIO
Before the Installation Animation Programs, join
special guest Sabrina Schmid (UK) for a FREE compact masterclass/retrospective
where she will help ‘decode’ and contextualise the type
of work selected for MIAF’s Installation Animation programs.
Schmid is an accomplished filmmaker and senior lecturer in computer
animation at the School of Computing at Teesside Univeristy.
presented in association with
> RENDER Conference Day 1 - 'Why
Abstract Animation Matters': Friday 20 June
> International Program # -: Abstract Showcase:
Thursday 26 June 8.30pm
ANIMATION PROGRAM #1 SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 4.00PM
UK, 1'00, 2013 (NL)
Reaching into the heritage of abstract
animated imagery, Schmid has retrieved some of the simplest forms
available to reconstruct an image of an ever changing interior space.
USA, 4'27, 2013 (NL)
Over and over, a single straight line
invents and reinvents ways to rapidly morph into the curves and
particles that represent the liquid aural universe we all live within.
Steven Vander Meer
USA, 7'00, 2013 (NL)
Fishy wisdom for a better, more moral
life - all reinforced by a killer banjo symphony.
The Paper Kites
Australia, 3'47, 2013 (Singing)
A rolling kaleidoscope of unique and
single faces building a much bigger picture.
Canada, 3'06, 2012 (NL)
Detheux’s elegant, black and white
intoned visual response to the “warmth and quality”
of Jean Rene’s cello.
Portugal, 4'12, 2013 (NL)
How many things can go wrong with code?
There’s probably predictive code to work that out, but that
could go wrong as well.
ANIMATION PROGRAM #2 SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 4.40PM
USA, 8'30, 2014 (NL)
This atmospheric banshee-chique epic uses
stop motion glory to choreograph emotive gestures in an experiment
of animation as dance in a way that only Allison can.
USA, 2'30, 2011 (NL)
A spectacularly bizarre loop made of nine
parts tricky hilarity, one part conspiratorial macabrery.
USA, 1'32, 2013 (NL)
We all have targets, we all strive to
reach them. But that journey towards achievement can be a long and
USA, 2'00, 2014 (NL)
One from waaaay left field. Iconic master
animator Vince Collins keeps the mindset that gave us ‘Malice
In Wonderland’, but clearly has discovered a new tool box to
Japan, 5'00, 2013 (NL)
An ingenious animation machine made up
of nothing but intricate paper cut-outs and a jumbo serving of imagination.
Austria, 7'32, 2013 (NL)
A creepy subcosmos populated with luminous
hybrid micro fauna composed of discarded refuse, insect wings, bones,
hair and plant particles work on dominating their space.
ANIMATION PROGRAM #3 SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 5.20PM
Emily Howells, Anne Wilkens
UK, 3'46, 2012 (NL)
An abstractish percolation of digital
geometry, photo montage and filigree line drawings that drag the eye
and the consciousness towards a narrative mirage.
Henning M. Lederer
Germany, 4'05, 2013 (Singing)
NOTE: Contains Strobing Effects
We are part of the machine - we influence
it and it enables and serves us - and now we can probably never extricate
ourselves from it even if we wanted to.
Belgium, 2'38, 2013 (NL)
It’s dirty work but somebody has
to do it. Drunken tales from the digital games coalface and the characters
who fill the spots.
UK, 1'09, 2013 (NL)
...and happen and happen and happen. Hand-drawn
animation is the perfect vehicle to capture the constantly moving,
changing, multiplying, morphing world of cells.
USA, 3'45, 2013 (NL)
Hope tells us to hold onto tiny specks
of happiness lying in the shambles of despair. Letting go makes us
realise the possibilities of something better beyond.
Finland, 4'19, 2013 (SL)
Some of the most iconic classic movie
scenes reimagined as dialogue for vegetables. Yes.
ANIMATION PROGRAM #4 SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 6.00PM
USA, 3'10, 2013 (NL)
We all love false gods but deep down we
know they can lead us to dark, dangerous and sometimes overwhelming
places. Scale is the key.
China, 3'04, 2013 (NL)
Taxi drivers know all the tricks and can
cut corners, find gaps and edge into the lines better than most of
us, but this guy is really pushing his luck.
UK, 3'45, 2013 (Sub)
Flies will never be popular no matter
how intensely colourful and crazy their PR daydreams are.
USA, 4'18, 2013 (NL)
How long is a piece of string? Who cares.
What matters is how colourful it is and how many groovy things you
can do with it. That’s where the real love is.
Of Light, Shadow And Illusion
China, 3'52, 2013 (NL)
Initially employing a selection of classic
Chinese imagery, this piece rapidly recontextualises the material
into a complex and fascinating experiment in 3D animation.
Japan, 8'08, 2013 (NL)
If Bruegel could have animated in his
day this is what he may have come up with. An astonishing, captivating
and complex classic of diorama, imagination and movement.