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Eyeworks Experimental Animation Fest Comes Oct. 21 to REDCAT

One-day event will feature two programs of classic and contemporary animated shorts and a screening, interview and Q&A with Jacolby Satterwhite.

LOS ANGELES -- The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation will present its 2017 festival at REDCAT Oct. 21.

Blending an appreciation of classical animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics, the Eyeworks programs showcase abstract animation and unconventional character animation.

Highlights include films from Pat O'Neill, Barbara Hammer, Jan Svankmajer, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Annapurna Kumar and Sarina Nihei.

The 2017 Eyeworks Festival is co-curated by directors Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré.

Following the two programs of short films will be a screening and conversation with special guest Jacolby Satterwhite. Satterwhite's work uses performance and 3D animation to engages issues of technology, fantasy, the body, queer culture, the archive, and his own personal and family history. His work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Whitechapel Gallery, the Smithsonian, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and he was given a United States Artists Fellowship in 2016. Satterwhite will present several recent works, followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A.

Eyeworks is a curated annual festival that exhibits classic and contemporary experimental animation. Eyeworks focuses on animated films that express singular creative vision, personal dedication, and imaginative technical approaches. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by filmmakers Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, Eyeworks has presented screenings in Stockholm, Helsinki, Zagreb, and Bologna; as part of the Animation Block Party, the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo; and at CalArts, Dartmouth College and VCU.

Shorts Program 1, 3 p.m., 70 minutes.

  • Sam Bell, Krell Experiment Recording 7, 2017
  • Robert Darroll, Feng Huang, 1998
  • Simon Gerbaud, saVer, 2014
  • Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic, 2017
  • Shelley Lake, Polly Gone, 1988
  • Ruth Lingford, What She Wants, 1994
  • Jaakko Pallasvuo, Soft Body Goal, 2017
  • Hans Richter, Filmstudie, 1926
  • Johan Rijpma, Extrapolate, 2017
  • Nora Rodriguez, Animation That Makes A Sculpture, 2016
  • Jan Svankmajer, A Game With Stones, 1965

Shorts Program 2, 5 p.m., 70 minutes.

  • Wojciech Bąkowski, Dry Standpipe, 2013
  • Elisabeth Belliveau, Troisième, 2017
  • Chris Bishop, No Stories Now, 2017
  • Jon Gillie, Austerity Cycle, 2016
  • Lauren Gregory, Tussle, 2016
  • Barbara Hammer, No No Nooky T.V., 1987
  • Lilian Hardouineau, Invocation, 2017
  • Sarina Nihei, Rabbit's Blood, 2017
  • Pat O'Neill, Easyout, 1972
  • Ben Russell, Black & White Trypps #1, 2005
  • Ted Wiggin, Lo, 2017
  • Run Wrake, Jukebox, 1994

Festival guest: Jacolby Satterwhite, 8 p.m., 120 minutes.

Satterwhite's screening is sponsored by the Experimental Animation Visiting Artist Series at CalArts.

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.

REDCAT: The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater is located at 631 W. Secont St. Los Angeles, CA 90012, at the corner of Second and Hope streets inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.

Tickets are $12 for the general public, $9 for members. Tickets may be purchased by calling (213) 237-2800 or at or in person at the REDCAT Box Office from Tuesday through Saturday noon-6 p.m., and two hours prior to curtain.

Source: Film at REDCAT

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