Film still: ONEIRIA – Jeroen Cluckers

Film still: ONEIRIA – Jeroen Cluckers

Identity Construction in Abstract Animation

Program of abstract art in motion selected and presented by Noel Palazzo.

Tuesday, 2.7.2019 – 17:00 Uhr @ Blickle Kino, 62 min

With the advent of photography around the 1850s, painters had to reconsider the relevance of their work as creators of faithful representations of reality. They began to express themselves more evidently through the very act of painting, exploring the materials, the stroke, the light, and the formal and colour compositions. In this slow process -which gives rise to modern art- the focus of attention in the artistic act shifts from the resulting work to the artist itself, shining a light into the creator’s own psyche and passions. Thus, every new work offers a new glimpse into the creator’s identity. Curated by Noel Palazzo.

Film still: tx-reverse - Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart

Film still: tx-reverse – Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart

Future Memory Scan

Ein sixpackfilm-Programm (Gerald Weber)

Dienstag, 2.7.2019 – 19:00 Uhr @ Blickle Kino

Analoge Spuren als Erinnerungsbilder in einer posthumanen Welt. Während die Menschen Geistern gleich durch (Kino)Räumen spuken, sind Bilder und ihre Lesart maschineller Rechenlogik und deren Algorithmen unterworfen. Ein offenes System permanten Scannens, Kopierens und Datenverwaltens. Wie sieht ein visuelles Gedächtnis lernender Maschinen aus?

Film still: Little Boy – Kristian Pedersen

Film still: Little Boy – Kristian Pedersen

AnimaDoc – Rising of Lusitania ADFF

Animated Documents from Rising of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festival curated by Piotr Kardas.

Wednesday, 3.7.2019 – 20:30 Uhr @ FILMHAUS KINO, 66 min

The history of animated documentary (animadoc) started 100 years ago, along with the premiere of Winsor McCay’s propaganda movie The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918). Since that time, in every decade we have examples of what for some is still controversial, and for the other – inspiring and very fascinating – the combination of the seemingly contradictive terms: animation and documentary. In recent years, animadoc has become very popular, which can be confirmed by the emergence of a festival dedicated exclusively to this genre: Rising of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festival in Liverpool.

Film still: MARBLES – Natalia Spychała

Film still: MARBLES – Natalia Spychała

Under-the-Radar: POLAND

The program contains selected exemplification of various approaches to the field of experimental animation in contemporary Polish art. Curated by Piotr Kardas.

Wednesday, 3.7.2019 – 22:00 @ FILMHAUS KINO, 70 min

Very interesting is that artists using analog, classical methods of work in most of them, exploring the possibilities of animations and proving the unlimited potential of it at the same time. All of them were presented during previous editions of O!PLA Festival.

Film still: Jeux de Lumiere / Light Play – Anne Marie Bouchard

Film still: Jeux de Lumiere / Light Play – Anne Marie Bouchard

Under Control – Female Experiments in Animation

The “Under Control” film program showcase 9 films by independent female Canadian film animators. Curated by Madi Piller.

Thursday, July 4. 2019 – 16:30@ FILMHAUS KINO, 62 min

The program takes us through scratch films, mental journeys, body choreography, abstractions, wonders and indigenous realities in Canada.