Experimental 2

Friday 26/03/2021 15:00 - 17:00 - Athens Animfest 2021 Official Screening
Saturday 27/03/2021 03:00 - 05:00 - Athens Animfest 2021 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:35:46

  1. Coldshot 11:58
  2. Canada 2020
    Directed by: Evin Collis
    Animation: Evin Collis
    Technique: Cut-outs/ Paint on glass
    Music: Andy Rudolph/ Kelsey Braun

    Coldshot follows the surreal journey of a weary passenger train and its travellers as it trudges north to the Hudson Bay revealing glimpses of the monotony, oddities and marvels of Canada’s gateway to the north.
  3. Embraces / Etreintes 12:44
  4. France 2020
    Directed by: Alain Escalle
  5. Audenie 07:18
  6. Germany 2020
    Directed by: Taokan Xu
  7. Stache and the Inner Walk 03:30
  8. Canada 2020
    Directed by: Joanne Fisher
  9. Supereroica 24:45
  10. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Alexej Tchernyi
  11. The long wail of a passing train slips into the heart of the ghosts and everything explodes into silence. / Le long cri du train qui passe se glisse au coeur des spectres et tout explose en silence 07:30
  12. Canada 2020
    Directed by: Anne-Marie Bouchard
    Screenplay: Anne-Marie Bouchard
    Animation: Anne-Marie Bouchard

    An experimental animated film built around a single sound recording that evokes travel, the need to communicate, solitude, fragility, the desire for freedom, the arrival of fall, and our ephemeral existence.

  13. Bloody Jackboots / آبان 01:15
  14. Iran 2020
    Directed by: Leila Ahang
    Screenplay: Leila Ahang
    Animation: Leila Ahang
    Technique: Water Color and Pencil on Paper
    Music: Audantini Music Production
    Production/School: Tehran University Of Art

    Iranians waked up to demonstrate against the cruel. The Internet and news blackout, and the blood of over 1500 adult, teens and bystanders has been shed on the ground. This film tries to document and show one scene from this disaster to all people around the world.

  15. Anthropocene Sketchbook (version 2) 04:03
  16. United Kingdom 2020
    Directed by: Katy Shepherd
  17. Mandala 02:30
  18. Turkey 2020
    Directed by: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
    Animation: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
    Music: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
    Production/School: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
    Dialogue language: none
    Subtitles language: none

    The mandala is one of the most ancient and universal symbols known to humanity. The word “Mandala” literally means ‘circle, round form’ in Sanskrit, and it can be found everywhere from Paleolithic engravings to Shamanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and so on. Mandala is an integrated structure organized around a unifying center, which serves several purposes including establishing a sacred space, as an aid to meditation, trance induction and focusing attention. It is a pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically and symbolically; a cosmic diagram that shows us our relation to the infinite, the world that extends beyond and within our minds and bodies. It also represents diversity within unity, the many, integrated into the one. Point and line evolves into a vast array of shapes, creating a pattern we see in natural forms, celestial objects, art, religion and so forth. Carl Jung, who was a prominent psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges especially during moments of intense personal growth. Their appearance indicates a profound re-balancing process is underway in the psyche. The true mandala is always an inner image, which is gradually built up through (active) imagination. The result of the process is a more complex and better integrated personality. Its symbolic nature can help one to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a sense of oneness with the absolute unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises. According to Jung, eye is the prototype for the mandala, the eye symbolizes seeing and light, and therefore consciousness itself. It is the gateway between the self and the cosmos as is the mandala. Mandala (2020) consists of 1000 uniquely drawn canvases, these canvases are individually drawn and edited in order to create a dance, a journey of various forms evolving. Starting from a relatively simple triangle form to square, to hexagon to many other polygons throughout the duration of the project and finally into the form of the circle. The sound is designed with the simplicity in mind, as a rhythmic companion to the dance of mandalas.

  19. 1 Bottle of Wine / 1 Flasche Wein 05:00
  20. Germany 2020
    Directed by: Anne Isensee
    Screenplay: Anne Isensee
    Animation: Anne Isensee
    Technique: 2D
    Dialogue language: German
    Subtitles language: English, French

    Normally, you would have a bottle of wine with your friends or family. In case you drink at all. But during the Corona confinement, nothing is normal. So a young animator drinks the bottle alone by herself and animates a film.
  21. the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies 08:33
  22. United States of America 2020
    Directed by: Benjamin Rosenthal and Eric Souther
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    "the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies" performs at the edges between body and the external, oscillating and eroding those boundaries. A ritual for creating new worlds and situations for fragmented bodies, signals pass through the joints of animated and genderless bodies and body parts entangling the body-signal-actions both materially and conceptually as these control mechanisms interfere with pre-animated content. Perpetually shifting surfaces and skins serve as sites of projection and interference, contributing to the further "queering" of the state of these bodies and fragments that are stretched and submerged into and outside of the environment they inhabit, as they encounter desire, distress, and ritualized oscillations. Signals generate both sounds and compel movement, the making of the images, and the body further challenges the stability and integrity of the space in its otherworldliness and the spatial relationships it establishes with the audience. At the edge between crisis and satisfaction, the work adopts the role of Millet's own "gleaners," making-do on the boundary between sustenance and the devoid.

  23. Tunable Mimoid 06:40
  24. Australia 2020
    Directed by: Vladimir Todorovic
    Screenplay: Vladimir Todorovic
    Animation: Vladimir Todorovic
    Technique: 3D generated
    Music: Brian O'Reilly
    Production/School: Vladimir Todorovic
    Dialogue language: English

    In this experiment, we used a mimoid sample from Solaris ocean and measured it’s reaction to several types of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. We probed the living system with customizable metamaterials and time-varying electromagnetic fields in a noninvasive live-cell imaging solution. Our findings show that the mimoid not only behaves as a tunable living system, but it also exhibits self-organizing behaviour while mimicking patterns of controlled electromagnetic fields. Our results illustrate mimoid’s extraterrestrial and unique ability to neutralize man-made radiation effects. Centre for Mimoid Studies (CMS)  Giesean Institute of Solaristics 


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