A History of Collage Animation II

Length: 62′

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.

Napovednik za festival OIAF22 / OIAF22 Festival Signal Film

Directed by: Winston Hacking
Short synopsis:

“The signal film uses a technique I am calling A Dopey Photo Slop 2.0. My partner Viviane Labelle created the titles using chromatography. Sound design by Andrew Zukerman.”
– Winston Hacking

Butterfly R.I.P. 1975

Directed by: Gerrit Van Dijk & Peter Brouwer
Short synopsis:

A butterfly in a field of daisies becomes hemmed in by buildings until it is totally cornered, ending up in an attractive frame on the wall.

Astronavti / Les Astronautes / Astronauts

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk, Chris Marker
Short synopsis:

An inventor builds a homemade spacecraft, and uses it to have various adventures, including peeping at women, visiting ‘human’ planets, and becoming involved in intergalactic warfare.
Borowczyk’s first professional film outside of Poland, The Astronauts takes the manipulated photograph technique of The School to dizzying new heights. The Astronauts is credited as being co-directed by the late, legendary cine-essayist Chris Marker. According to Marker, his main contribution to Borowczyk’s film was the loan of his owl, Anabase.

Science Friction

Directed by: Stan VanDerBeek
Short synopsis:

VanDerBeek describes his neo-Dadaist film collage, shot using the technique of phase animation, as “a social satire aimed at the rockets, scientists, and competitive mania of our time”. In his vision, science inevitably becomes an accomplice of power, a means of torture, manipulation, and control that ultimately threatens not just some, but the entire planet.
First prize for Best Animation Film, Oberhausen Festival, Germany 1961.

Močvirje / Swamp

Directed by: Koni Steinbacher
Short synopsis:

On the bank of a swamp, Scrag is reading a book, immersed in the beauties of art. His quiet enjoyment is disturbed by Fatty, who sees the swampy lake as a place of limitless pleasure.

Tavanje / The Drift

Directed by: Kelly Sears
Short synopsis:

A mysterious disappearance on a 1960s space journey launches the counter-culture revolution, the government blocks contraband radio broadcasts, and American fervor for conquering space results in tragic ends. Psychedelic Rock, wayward space transmission, happenings, scientific research, the space race, high hopes, failed dreams, and bodily levitation all come together in the story of The Drift.

Hand Colored No.2

Directed by: Lei Lei & Thomas Sauvin
Short synopsis:

In 2013, Lei Lei and Thomas Sauvin collected numbers of black-and-white photos from Chinese flea markets and imagined that all of them belonged to one fictional Chinese person. Through rendering, collage, and a cyclical process of hand coloring, scanning, and printing, connections among the photos were created.

We Used to Call it: Moon.

Directed by: Marko Tadić
Short synopsis:

There used to be two moons in the sky and now one of them has been removed. This document is a sort of a proof that has been censored until today and thus forgotten. It proves the existence of the second moon.

Oborožena z biseri / Pearl Pistols

Directed by: Kelly Gallagher
Short synopsis:

Pearl Pistols is an animated, glittery, gun-toting resurrection of a speech by the exuberant and powerful civil rights revolutionary: Queen Mother Moore.

Moja igra hrepenenja / Moja igra čežnje / My Game of Longing

Directed by: Dalibor Barić
Short synopsis:

The film is based on a sonic collage created from several episodes of the original The Twilight Zone. The fragments of different stories that intertwine and intermingle are permeated by feelings of uncertainty, doubt, vulnerability, longing, inability to express one’s self, rejection, denial, etc. The effect of watching the film is akin to eavesdropping on the lives of other people, hidden behind a screen made up of a collage of drawings of diagrams, old advertisements and comics.

Erodium Thunk

Directed by: Winston Hacking
Short synopsis:

The piece is an endless barrage of hyperlinked cable television commercials. With equal doses of satire and nostalgia, the promised pleasures of late consumer capitalism are deconstructed through a contemporary form of détournement.

A History of Collage Animation II

Length: 62′

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.

Short synopsis:

“The signal film uses a technique I am calling A Dopey Photo Slop 2.0. My partner Viviane Labelle created the titles using chromatography. Sound design by Andrew Zukerman.”
– Winston Hacking

Butterfly R.I.P. 1975

Directed by: Gerrit Van Dijk & Peter Brouwer
Short synopsis:

A butterfly in a field of daisies becomes hemmed in by buildings until it is totally cornered, ending up in an attractive frame on the wall.

Astronavti / Les Astronautes / Astronauts

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk, Chris Marker
Short synopsis:

An inventor builds a homemade spacecraft, and uses it to have various adventures, including peeping at women, visiting ‘human’ planets, and becoming involved in intergalactic warfare.
Borowczyk’s first professional film outside of Poland, The Astronauts takes the manipulated photograph technique of The School to dizzying new heights. The Astronauts is credited as being co-directed by the late, legendary cine-essayist Chris Marker. According to Marker, his main contribution to Borowczyk’s film was the loan of his owl, Anabase.

Science Friction

Directed by: Stan VanDerBeek
Short synopsis:

VanDerBeek describes his neo-Dadaist film collage, shot using the technique of phase animation, as “a social satire aimed at the rockets, scientists, and competitive mania of our time”. In his vision, science inevitably becomes an accomplice of power, a means of torture, manipulation, and control that ultimately threatens not just some, but the entire planet.
First prize for Best Animation Film, Oberhausen Festival, Germany 1961.

Močvirje / Swamp

Directed by: Koni Steinbacher
Short synopsis:

On the bank of a swamp, Scrag is reading a book, immersed in the beauties of art. His quiet enjoyment is disturbed by Fatty, who sees the swampy lake as a place of limitless pleasure.

Tavanje / The Drift

Directed by: Kelly Sears
Short synopsis:

A mysterious disappearance on a 1960s space journey launches the counter-culture revolution, the government blocks contraband radio broadcasts, and American fervor for conquering space results in tragic ends. Psychedelic Rock, wayward space transmission, happenings, scientific research, the space race, high hopes, failed dreams, and bodily levitation all come together in the story of The Drift.

Hand Colored No.2

Directed by: Lei Lei & Thomas Sauvin
Short synopsis:

In 2013, Lei Lei and Thomas Sauvin collected numbers of black-and-white photos from Chinese flea markets and imagined that all of them belonged to one fictional Chinese person. Through rendering, collage, and a cyclical process of hand coloring, scanning, and printing, connections among the photos were created.

We Used to Call it: Moon.

Directed by: Marko Tadić
Short synopsis:

There used to be two moons in the sky and now one of them has been removed. This document is a sort of a proof that has been censored until today and thus forgotten. It proves the existence of the second moon.

Oborožena z biseri / Pearl Pistols

Directed by: Kelly Gallagher
Short synopsis:

Pearl Pistols is an animated, glittery, gun-toting resurrection of a speech by the exuberant and powerful civil rights revolutionary: Queen Mother Moore.

Short synopsis:

The film is based on a sonic collage created from several episodes of the original The Twilight Zone. The fragments of different stories that intertwine and intermingle are permeated by feelings of uncertainty, doubt, vulnerability, longing, inability to express one’s self, rejection, denial, etc. The effect of watching the film is akin to eavesdropping on the lives of other people, hidden behind a screen made up of a collage of drawings of diagrams, old advertisements and comics.

Erodium Thunk

Directed by: Winston Hacking
Short synopsis:

The piece is an endless barrage of hyperlinked cable television commercials. With equal doses of satire and nostalgia, the promised pleasures of late consumer capitalism are deconstructed through a contemporary form of détournement.