Experimental Animation

Miwa MatreyekProjector Performance at TBA:11

Cinema Project presented a program at TBA:11 featuring projector performances by LA’s Miwa Matreyek and Canadian film artist Alex MacKenzie. Matreyek’s Myth & Infrastructure exhibited her usual deftness as an animator which would have been more than enough to hold an audience’s attention. Add to that a precisely choreographed narrative using two projections plus a live, silhouetted performance by Matreyek and you can bet that minds were blown!

-SSlappe

The amazing experimental animator Robert Breer passed away this month.  He produced many short films with rapid montages of form and color.  Breer created each frame like a painting, playing with liminal thresholds of perception in the succession of frames.  

– KS

Jodie Mack is a rare creature.  Her handmade animations evoke quilting, singing, dancing, crafting, mathematics, punning, DIY narratives and the simple pleasure of enjoying after images on your retina.  She is about to embark on a West Coast tour and if you are lucky enough to find her in your city, do attend one of her screenings.  One treat you may see is her stop motion animated musical (!), Yard Work is Hard Work, that features a boy meets girl story played out against an examination of suburbia that coincides with the housing crisis. 

More of her work can be found here:  http://vimeo.com/jodiemack

 

Monday, 7/25
CHICAGO, COMFORT STATION LOGAN SQUARE, 8:30PM
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave
(www.comfortstationlogansqu​are.com)

Tuesday, 7/26 
SEATTLE, GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA, 7PM 
1403 Northeast 50th Street
++$8 General, $6 Senior/Student/Child, $5 Grand Illusion Member
(http://www.grandillusionci​nema.org/)

Wednesday, 7/27 
OLYMPIA, NORTHERN FLICKERS, 7PM
NORTHERN 321 4th Avenue
(http://www.northernolympia​.org/)

Thursday, 7/28
PORTLAND, GRAND DETOUR, 8PM
@ Recess Gallery 
1127 SE 10th 
++$Pass the hat.
(http://grand-detour.org/)

Saturday, 7/30
SAN FRANCISCO, ATA, 8PM
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street
++$8
(http://www.atasite.org/)

Sunday, 7/31 
LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM, 7:30PM
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd
++$10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members.
(http://www.lafilmforum.org​/)

– KS