A History of Collage Animation I

Length: 47′

Earmarked for Collision is the most extensive retrospective of collage animation presented to date. The multi-part program features the pioneers (Robert Breer, Harry Smith, Stan Vanderbeek, Sandor Reisenbuchler, Terry Gilliam, Larry Jordan), the modern masters (Lewis Klahr, Osbert Parker, Janie Geiser, Martha Colburn, Winston Hacking) along with an assortment of ‘one hit wonders’ by George Griffin, Theodore Ushev and others.

Altair

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Short synopsis:

Altair offers a cutout animation version of color film noir. The images were culled from six late '40s issues of Cosmopolitan magazine and set to an almost four-minute section of Stravinsky's "Firebird".

Pony Glass

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Short synopsis:

Pony Glass is the story of comic book character Jimmy Olsen's secret life. Jimmy Olsen has an affair with Lucy Lane that ends in heartbreak when she leaves him for another man. His saga of sexual confusion, depicted in animated cut-outs from the Superman comics, begins when another boy kisses him, and then goes further.

Faraonov pas / The Pharaoh’s Belt

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Short synopsis:

Seemingly in a hyperglycemic fugue state, a boy goes on a domestic Odyssey as his living room becomes an interstellar macrocosm that contains all the dangers and wonders of the mid-century popular imagination. Part of a project comprised of 'modern hieroglyphics'. It amounts to the fact that well-known images, for instance from advertising, are taken out of their usual context and turned into 'deeper and even more misleading patterns of desire'.

A History of Collage Animation I

Length: 47′

Earmarked for Collision is the most extensive retrospective of collage animation presented to date. The multi-part program features the pioneers (Robert Breer, Harry Smith, Stan Vanderbeek, Sandor Reisenbuchler, Terry Gilliam, Larry Jordan), the modern masters (Lewis Klahr, Osbert Parker, Janie Geiser, Martha Colburn, Winston Hacking) along with an assortment of ‘one hit wonders’ by George Griffin, Theodore Ushev and others.

Altair

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Short synopsis:

Altair offers a cutout animation version of color film noir. The images were culled from six late '40s issues of Cosmopolitan magazine and set to an almost four-minute section of Stravinsky's "Firebird".

Pony Glass

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Short synopsis:

Pony Glass is the story of comic book character Jimmy Olsen's secret life. Jimmy Olsen has an affair with Lucy Lane that ends in heartbreak when she leaves him for another man. His saga of sexual confusion, depicted in animated cut-outs from the Superman comics, begins when another boy kisses him, and then goes further.

Faraonov pas / The Pharaoh’s Belt

Directed by: Lewis Klahr
Short synopsis:

Seemingly in a hyperglycemic fugue state, a boy goes on a domestic Odyssey as his living room becomes an interstellar macrocosm that contains all the dangers and wonders of the mid-century popular imagination. Part of a project comprised of 'modern hieroglyphics'. It amounts to the fact that well-known images, for instance from advertising, are taken out of their usual context and turned into 'deeper and even more misleading patterns of desire'.