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Animateka Fest to Host Rosto Retrospective

Dutch filmmaker and artist Rosto to present an overview program of his work, ‘Mind My Gap - So Far So Evil,’ at the Animateka Animated International Film Festival running December 7-13 in Ljubljana, Slovania.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- Dutch filmmaker/artist Rosto is Artist in Residence during the Animateka Animated International Film Festival, which takes place from December 7 - 13 in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. He will present an overview program of his work, covering two decades, entitled Mind My Gap - So Far So Evil. The program consists of all short films, which are part of the mixed media project Mind My Gap (www.mindmygap.com), plus an extensive exhibition of artwork, props and installations in Ljubljana’s Museum of Modern Art. In addition, there is a gallery of art work from his film The Monster of Nix.

Rosto, who recently won the Visionary Award for his short films in Japan, also created this year’s promotional festival artwork and is a jury member.

‘Mind My Gap - So Far So Evil’

The Mind My Gap expo gives a complete overview of Rosto’s ongoing mixed media project. Expect to get lost in a world of crossroads and rock and roll, parallel worlds and intertwined timelines, mirrors and alter egos, roadmaps and an Evil Wicked Whale. The exhibition displays artwork, installations, props, music and behind the scenes material spanning the 26 episodes of the graphic novel, the related film work and 20 years of creative development. In addition, there is a gallery of artwork and props from his film The Monster of Nix in the main cinema of the festival. The exhibition opens during the Animateka festival and can be visited for one month.

Music

It all began with a series of rock 'n' roll songs that Rosto wrote since 1995. The songs were the inspiration for the serial graphic novel Mind My Gap that started in 1998. With the rise of the internet it quickly incarnated online, 26 episodes were published irregularly until 2014.

Trilogy and tetralogy

During these years the project spawned a series of short films: A trilogy that consists of Beheaded (2000), Anglobilly Feverson (2002), Jona/Tomberry (2005) and spin off The Monster of Nix (2011). In the meantime, the original Songs from Mind My Gap were recorded within Rosto’s music project Thee Wreckers. Three of these songs have been released as short music films, No Place Like Home (2008), Lonely Bones (2013) and Splintertime (2015), building up to an intended tetralogy.

Source: Animateka Animated International Film Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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