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GLAS Animation Announces Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective

Retrospective screening of pioneering Swiss animators films to be held at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 22.

Georges Schwizgebel’s ‘Erlkönig’ repurposes the visual style of French painter Henri Matisse to bring German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 1782 epic poem to the screen.

GLAS Animation is set to present a retrospective screening of the work of Swiss animation legend Georges Schwizgebel, one of the most celebrated independent animators of all time.

In the decades spanning Schwizgebel’s career, he pioneered original techniques to reweave the formal fabric of animation. His structural animations are composed like complex musical scores with a dizzying Escher-like recursivity. A Schwizgebel film will spin around you and sneak up on you, as your grip on its form gets increasingly shaken. He is truly an unparalleled voice in animation history and his films bring the use of the frame and the cycle to an entirely new conceptual level.

Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective
Thursday, June 22
Doors open at 7:30
Screening starts at 8:30

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Tickets are $12 per person and are available for purchase here.

Source: GLAS Animation

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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.