Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) will host a two monthanimation festival. These are the scheduled events.
Saturday, July 10, 5 pm. John Canemaker will show and talk about a centuryof animation. The event is free.
Saturday, July 10, 8 pm. "The Birth of Walt Disney Pictures' DINOSAUR"presents a behind the scenes look at the work-in-progress.
Thursday, July 15, 8 pm. "The Making of MONSTERS OF GRACE" with JeffKleiser and Diana Walczak will explore the challenges of theircollaboration with Robert Wilson and Phillip Glass.
Wendy Jackson wrote about MONSTERS OF GRACE in the May 1998 issue ofAnimation World Magazine.
In addition, you can read an interview with Jeff and Diana in the May 1999issue of Animation World Magazine.
Saturday, July 17, 8 pm. MONSTERS OF GRACE, the new digital 3D opera byRobert Wilson and Philip Glass, with animation by The Kleiser-WalczakConstruction Company, will be shown with the score performed live by thePhilip Glass ensemble.
Saturday, July 31, 5 pm. The Center presents the opportunity to meet theartists behind GHOSTCATCHING, an art installation in which newmotion-capture technology multiplies the body of dancer Bill T. Jones. Thisevent is free.
Sunday, August 1, 8:30 pm. The Center will screen THE IRON GIANT prior toits release.
Read Brad Bird's article "Director and After Effects: StoryboardingInnovations on THE IRON GIANT" in the November 1998 issue of AnimationWorld Magazine.
Saturday, August 7, 8:00 pm. Barry Purves will share his films and stories.
You can read Barry's complete production diary, chronicling the making of"Gilbert and Sullivan - The Very Models" starting in the June issue ofAnimation World Magazine.
Saturday, August 21, 8:00 pm. South African animator William Kentridgepresents and talks about the elemental animation techniques he uses tochronicle post-apartheid turmoil in his homeland.
You can read Philippe Moins' article "William Kentridge: Quite the Oppositeof Cartoons" in the October 1998 issue of Animation World Magazine.
Thursday, August 22, 1:00 pm. William Kentridge and artists from MASSMoCA's Billboard exhibit will gather for a brunch and discussion of theirinspirations and methods. This event is free with admission to the museum.
MASS MoCA is located at 87 Marshall St. North Adams, Massachusetts, USA.For more information, including ticket prices, call MASS MoCA at (413)662-2111; or visit www.massmoca.org.