January 11, 2011
215 SE Morrison Suite 2020
Chi(a)nimation all stars: frame-by-frame explorations from Chicago
Jodie Mack lives and animates in Chicago–where the diverse community of animators constantly inspires her. Tonight, she will share a collection of animated shorts made in Chicago during her time in the Windy City (2005-present). From hand-drawn character animations, to lush abstractions, to puppet or paint-on glass animation, to glitch video processing–this program illustrates a multitude of midwestern motion experiments!
ERRATA Alexander Stewart (2005, 16mm, color/sound, 7m) Errata is an experimental animation created using a photocopier to copy copies of copies.
FLESH GUN Lale Westvind (2009, DV, color/sound, 5m50s) Moustachiod perverts in a spaceship ␣re upon a deformed, nude woman daily.
STRATEGIES OF TRUST Gonzalo Escobar (2007, 16mm–>DV, color/sound, 3m33s) Flesh Gun This piece aims to illustrate dynamics of trust based on presumptions, assumptions, and the (contemporary) obvious. Reliance on doubt is allowed. There are also dolls and toys.
MERMAID Lisa Barcy 2007, (16mmDV, color/sound, 16m45s) The tragi-comic tale of Carl and Doris, and the squid that comes between them.
EAGPOSTMUCNG Jon Satrom (2009, DV, color/sound, 25s) computerrrrrrrz
LAND ESCAPE Basia Goszcynska (2007, DV, color/sound, 5m) Land Escape is a short animated ␣lm set in a world that undergoes irreversible changes. The ␣lm follows a couple of inhabitants on a quest for survival.
THE REAL TIME AND LIFE OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON Emily Kuehn (2008, color/sound, DV 6min) Bit rot, the idea that hard coded data is subject to physical decay and economic support through storage mediums, illustrates that information is not a solid state. Fact is a constant state of Flux. The real Time and Life of John James Audobon looks at historical legacy and the social perception of science through the lens of information decay.
NANA Lauren Gregory (2008, DV, color, sound, 1m 50s) grandma+carrot
ZWISCHEN Lori Felker (2006, 16mm, b/w+hand-scratched sound, 2m) Zwischen exists on the thin line between opposing forces. There is no grey between black and white, as Zwischen jumps from earth to space, mixes matter with air, and materializes inspiration at the insistence of the hand. Dirt moves over light to soundtrack of noise and space.
MEHOH 01A Jon Satrom (2009, DV, color/sound, 2m) glitch processing
DOPPELGÄNGER Clara Kim (2007, DV, color/sound, 1m45s) A story about a special friendship.
ABNLIUMEARTEIDON Jared Larson (2008, DV, color/sound, 5m) Let’s see where we go when we go and go until it goes and goes and is gone.
OH, MY CAPTAIN! Ernest Kim (2009, DV, color/sound 6m) An old hobbyist who specializes in ships-in-a-bottle decides one day to build himself a ship to test nearby waters.
A-PART FROM THE STORY CAROLINA Gonzalez Valencia (2009, 16 mm–>DV color/sound, 10m40s); stop motion, cutouts, puppets
LEAFY LEAFY JUNGLE Jim Trainor (2007, 16mm, color, silent, 2m45s) Inspired by leafcutter ants