A unique three-day celebration of experimental animation, featuring innovative, visionary and risk-taking work in a packed programme of screenings and discussion. Premieres of new films mix with classics and rarely screened historical work, taking place across London at BFI Southbank, Barbican and Close-Up.
Friday, March 2, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, March 4, 2018 (All day)
Both filmmakers for over fifteen years, Keitaro Oshima and Maki Satake are a couple living in Japan. In something like a structural approach, Keitaro dissects the moving image with the intention to re-construct it, while Maki's work focuses on the question of recording from diverse sources (video, photo, audio tapes...) in order to re-work family memories, her primary source of inspiration. This program will present a rare opportunity to encounter their work and to meet their gazes.
These histories of masks begin with the nocturnal visit to the National Museum of Ethnology in the Netherlands filmed by Max de Haas in 1950 in Maskerage, impeccable on its form (first film score by Pierre Schaeffer), questionable on the content (colonialist hints) and ends with the sublime images shot in Mexico by Eisenstein during the Day of the Dead.
Between these two glances on the mask, some incarnations, simulacra and dissimulations, more or less serious games in which exhibition, grotesque and primitive violence are mixed.
English composer Anthony Moore is one of the foremost references of musical experimentation beginning in the seventies. His instrumental versatility situates him between the contexts of the most minimalist avant-garde and the most progressive popular music. In the film world he stands out for his ongoing collaboration on soundtracks for experimental films.
Inspired by America’s next generation, Oscillation Transia is an educational program in service of the environment, solar energy, and community culture. The film festival celebrates sustainability by hosting low-impact film screenings throughout America’s diverse natural landscape using only renewable solar energy, and traveling the United States with a leave-no-trace perspective.
Julie Murray studied Fine Art in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the US in 1985. She has made more than twenty-five films and digital artworks since 1986 which have been exhibited at numerous international events including the New York Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Centre George Pompidou (Paris), and Redcat (Los Angeles). Her work has been featured in two editions of the Whitney Biennial and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.