Directors Lounge 2007 • Berlin, february 8-18

Wednesday, February 14

10 pm: Animate Locate • animation art

• 22 h • 10 pm Animation Pixellation curated by Kim Collmer

Animate Locate

It is all about location- locations which give us comfort or discomfort, allow us to imagine, to laugh, squirm, locations that transport us or bring us quickly, and sometimes harshly, back to reality.

• Johannes Nyholm SE The Tale of Little Puppetboy
4 min 20 s, stop motion, 2005

• Virgilio Villoresi and Vivì Ponti IT Fridgedaire 5 min 41 s, cut-out, 2005

"Frigidaire is a stop motion animation about the birth, transformation, death and resurrection of a young girl. A hand takes her through a mad trip inside the house "Frigidaire". We took images from old magazines from the 40's-60's and from our reasearch of old books. The video is made with the collage technic and the sound is made by cuttings of old film."

• Meredith Root US Anxiety Invention 3 min, hand-drawn, 2006

Norma V Toray US Army of Me 4 min 8 s, mixed media, 2004

• Anita Allyn US Imaginary Lines 2 min 20 s, DV, 2005

Anita Allyn’s Imaginary Lines creates collage from imagery taken from
American Road movies. Through precise editing and digital animation
manipulation, a new plotline emerges that recasts the American idealization of freedom and independence. The absence of stable, urban cities reflects transition and mobility; the isolated individuals reveal alienation and remoteness.

• Thessia Machado BR/US Today I'm Here 48 s, pixellation, 2006

A compressed account of the impermanence of memories.The act of forgetting is transposed to the skin as I walk the streets of the Lower East Side until the word past, embossed on my arm, fades away...The gradual smoothing and eventual fading of impressions, an intimate and intangible process, is rendered concrete.

Eric Dyer US Copenhagen Cycles 6 min 35 s, zoetrope, 2005

• Kim Collmer DE/US Berlin Skin 2 min, mixed media, 2007

Painted photographs come to life through animation techniques- paint on glass, drawing, and digital techniques. Buildings and textures become places for daydreams and memory.

Cecilia Lundqvist SE Making Pancakes 4 min 58 s, hand-drawn, 2005

• Hei Cheng GB Board 1 min, stop motion, 2005

• Lisa Barcy US Mermaid 15 min, stop motion, 2007

*David Shrigley/ Chris Shepard GB Who I Am And What I Want

7 min 20 s, hand-drawn, 2006

A scribbled, strangely funny but highly unsettling examination of the human condition. The story of a man who bares his emotions, history, hang ups and desires in all of their dysfunctional absurdity then leaves us to assemble not only his identity but to question our own.

Looped before and after the show:

• Johannes Nyholm and Jen DeNike SE/US Fever Dreams Shot footage and animation, 2006

Fever Dreams has its origin and source of inspiration in our mutual experience of hallucinogenic dreams - dreams that come to you when half awake, half asleep, that are often frightening and cannot be distinguished from reality. Two women, it’s hard to differentiate them, in a white burnt out room - an empty space, their eyes flutter widely open and then shut, pupils gone, their gaze completely empty, turned inwards. Exaggerated, exhorting whispering voices, permeate from all directions, interrupted by planes of red static, creating a hypnotic pace that channels an invisible delirium into a schizophrenic psyche.

• Fawn Krieger US New World cut-out , 2004

The mythic story told in North American classrooms of the discovery of America is re-enacted through a looped video depicting a hand-constructed mini-scaled Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria entering a post-9/11 New York City landscape. NEW WORLD playfully shores up the construction of promise and belonging, amongst a backdrop that reminds us of colonialism and cultural erasure.