The 2016 Eyeworks Festival is being planned for Nov. 19 & 20 at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. Screenings will also take place in Chicago and New York. Details to follow!
Nov. 5-7, Block Cinema, Northwestern University, Chicago
Nov. 28, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
Dec. 12, CalArts, Los Angeles
Image from Tanka, David Lebrun, 1976
Eyeworks will present a program representing five years of the festival at the 2015 Animation Block Party at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn on July 31. The program features classic and contemporary works, including a brand-new digital restoration of David Lebrun's 1976 film Tanka. The Eyeworks program runs at 7PM at the BAM Rose Cinemas, with other Animation Block Party screenings taking place throughout the weekend.
Lillian Schwartz, Pixilliation, 1970, USA, 4:00
Ian Cheng, bbrraattss, 2013, USA, 3:15
Stefan Gruber, Kevin Glick, & Lienors Allen, Light Weight, 1999, USA 3:00
Larry Cuba, Two Space, 1979, USA 8:00
Florence Miailhe, Hammam, 1992, France 9:00
Yoriko Mizushiri, Futon, 2012, Japan 6:00
Sally Cruikshank, Make Me Psychic, 1978, USA, 8:00
Jim Trainor, The Presentation Theme, 2008, USA 14:00
Brandon Blommaert, aaa[A]aaa, 2012, Canada, 2:30
David Lebrun, Tanka, 1976, USA 10:00
An Eyeworks-curated program will be featured in the Live To Tape festival at Links Hall in Chicago on May 23. The program is titled "Make Me Psychic," after the Sally Cruikshank film of the same name, and includes classic work from some of our favorite psychedelic cartoon-makers: Sally Cruikshank, Kathy Rose, Trixy Sweetvittles, and Amy Lockhart. A performance by Julie Potraz and a cereal bar round out the psychedelic fun!
We have a new program of shorts for two spring screenings. On May 16, this program will show in Rijeka, Croatia, at Arheološki Park, and on June 7, the same program will screen at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) at the Center on Halsted in Chicago. The Chicago screening will feature filmmakers Jenna Caravello, Dash Shaw, Scott Roberts, and Lale Westvind in person, with a discussion following the screening.
Dumb Run, Caleb Wood, 2014
The Room With No Corners, Jenna Caravello, 2011
The Classroom, Masha Krasanova-Shabaeva, 2012
Wheel of Fortune, Dash Shaw, 2011
My Favorite Character is a Wizard, Scott Roberts, 2002
Purple Changes, Victor Kerlow, 2013
Small People With Hats, Sarina Nihei, 2014
One Sided Love, Jin A Yoon, 2011
Upon The Rock, James Bascara, 2014
Velocity, Karolina Gluseic, 2012
Aye, Sijia Ke, 2014
Hypnodeum, Lale Westvind, 2011
Quilt, Amy Lockhart, 2013
Maxwell’s Demon, James Deusing, 1990
Our Funky Figures program will screen Dec. 11, 2014, as part of the Animuza series, hosted by Festival Animator, at Kino Muza, in Poznan, Poland. It will also screen Dec. 17, 2014, through Kino Club Zagreb at Cinema Tuškanac in Zagreb, Croatia.
The lineup features selections from the past three years of the Eyeworks Festival, and focuses on the graphic potential of human and geometric figures.
Mystery Music, Nicolas Mahler. 5:30, Austria, 2009.
Dumb Day, Kevin Eskew, 10:00, USA, 2012
Worm, Caleb Wood. 3:25, USA, 2013.
Walk For Walk, Amy Lockhart, 10:00, Canada, 2005
Someone Behind the Door is Knocking, James Lowne. 5:00, UK, 2010.
Flower and Steam, Eri Kawaguchi, 4:05, Japan, 2012
Baka, Immanuel Wagner, 7:30, Switzerland, 2010
BBRRAATTSS, Ian Cheng. 3:00, USA, 2013.
aaa[A]aaa, Brandon Blommaert, 2:30, Canada, 2012
Lightweight, K. Glick, L. Allen, & S. Gruber, 2:00, USA, 1999.
Improvisation No. 1 Cumulative Loops, Luigi Allemano. 3:20, Canada, 2013.
1984: Music for Modern Americans, Eduardo Paolozzi with Emma Calder, Susan Young and Isabelle Perrichon. 11:50, UK, 1984.
Velocity, Karolina Glusiec. 6:00, UK, 2012.
Credits (all excerpts are courtesy of the respective artists unless otherwise noted):
Yoriko Mizushiri, Snow Hut (courtesy CaRTe bLaNChe); Sandra Desmazieres, Without Head Nor Tail; Eri Kawaguchi, Flower and Steam; Zeitguised, Birds; Johan Rijpma, Descent; Hoji Tsuchiya, Black Long Skirt; Daniel Barrow, Advanced Search Terms; Allison Schulnick, Eager; Joung Yumi, Love Games (courtesy CaRTe bLaNChe); Sarina Nihei, Trifling Habits; Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume; Nicole Hewitt, In/Dividu (courtesy Zagreb Film); Caleb Wood, Totem; Jake Fried, Headspace.
The 2014 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation lineup for our Chicago, Richmond and New York screenings are online here. We hope to see you at some of these shows!