Stop Motion Pizza -animation performance
The Slovenian Cinematheque, 6. december, 10:00–20:00
Stop Motion Pizza is a durational animation performance in which Ivana and Thomas Volda animate two puppets of themselves to prepare and serve mini pizzas. Over the course of 10 hours the puppet pizza cooks will chop vegetables, prepare the pizza dough, and top the pizzas ready to be baked and served to festival guests on Wednesday evening. Come and try our delicious 2-inch vegetarian pizzas!
Thomas Johnson Volda (Bath, UK, 1984) graduated in Time Based Media from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and the New Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He is a multi-disciplinary artist often combining animation and performance art disciplines in his work. Thomas' puppet performances have been made at several international festivals and galleries across Europe.
Ivana Bošnjak (Karlovac, Croatia, 1983) graduated in Graphic arts from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, animation from the Norwegian university in Volda, and was trained in puppet animation at the Tallinn Academy of Fine Arts. She is a co-author of the graduation film Crossed Sild (2010) and since then she has been professionally involved in various stop motion projects. Ivana leads puppet making and animation workshops for children and students.
In 2014 Thomas and Ivana completed their debut co-directed film Simulacra, and currently they are working on their second stop motion short film Imbued Life.