Experimental 3


Sunday 20/03/2022 12:00 - 14:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Official Screening
Monday 21/03/2022 00:00 - 02:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:57:30

  1. KALEIDOSCOPIC NERVES 16:02
  2. Netherlands 2021
    Directed by: Piet Koster


  3. The Primitives 10:00
  4. Belarus 2021
    Directed by: Genadzi Buto


  5. A Quadrangle of Spring / Dans un rectangle absolu, le printemps 04:12
  6. Canada 2021
    Directed by: Sarah Seené
    Animation: Sarah Seené
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    In Quebec, as everywhere around the world, the Spring of 2020 was drastically changed by the Covid 19 pandemic. An assortment of flowers and everyday objects come to life on a scanner glass to offer a light-hearted and distanced look at the anxiety-inducing global situation.

  7. There’s black in your wings / Y a du noir dans tes ailes 02:47
  8. Canada 2020
    Directed by: Linda Vachon
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    Poetic vision of cyclothymia.

  9. Selfportrait between Prague and Vienna (Places and Monuments - 12) / Autoportrait entre Prague et Vienne (Lieux et Monuments - 12) 08:55
  10. Canada 2021
    Directed by: Pierre Hébert
    Screenplay: Pierre Hébert
    Technique: Live action - Mixed media

    On 2 November 2014, I travelled by train from Prague to Vienna. I like the old-fashioned charm of Eastern European trains, with their mirrors and all. Sitting alone in my compartment, I was soon overwhelmed by the effects of light caused by the motion of the train. 



  11. Wave 04:05
  12. Canada 2021
    Directed by: Wrik Mead
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: French

    Tender memories of a first gay embrace, of shock and exhilaration-and disavowal-animated against the waves of a deep blue lake. This animated biography tells the story of the artists' first encounter with another boy. This was not the way his life was planned, and he hoped that this feeling would eventually pass. He waited years until he finally met someone who would change his life forever.

  13. Incomplete 04:02
  14. USA 2021
    Directed by: Dalena Tran
    Screenplay: n/a
    Animation: 3D
    Technique: machine learning, 3D Animation
    Music: Ash Koosha
    Production/School: N/A
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    Has the future already happened? Conceptually using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and composed of a single take, «Incomplete» invites us to traverse an endless choreography of bodies in perpetual free-fall and updating images that reflect a world in constant change.



  15. What You Are Out Here For 18:02
  16. Canada 2021
    Directed by: Jason Zumpano
    Animation: Jimi Pantalon
    Technique: 2D animation
    Music: Jason Zumpano
    Dialogue language: no dialogue

    Springboarding off original illustrations by the internationally renowned artist Jason McLean, What You Are Out Here For experiments with experimental film-making itself, putting McLean's art for the first time into motion. The open-ended and coming of age beginnings of a day tripper take us from ladders to subways, from subways into tunnels of abstract expressionism, and finally into a series of far flung locales in outer realms. Drawing upon original music by composer Jason Zumpano, New-York based Canadian artist Jason McLean has created surreal characters and tableaus, set into rotoscope-like motion by New York artist Jimi Pantalon. Guided by a narrative composed by Jason Zumpano, who's also taken on the role of director, the overall effect of this ensemble of idiosyncratic creators is a one of a kind animation lying somewhere between the liminal and subliminal. What You Are Out Here For is a meditative quest that mounts a total sensorium of unmediated trippiness.

  17. MOVE 03:52
  18. Israel 2021
    Directed by: Rachel Gutgarts and Aviv Stern
    Animation: Rachel Gutgarts
    Technique: mixed media, 2D digital animation, Chromogenic print
    Music: Aviv Stern

    During the hot summer days of 2020, I Imagined myself sitting under a tin shed, looking at the rain pouring down in a puddle. Through experiments and research of Chromogenic printing I tried to recreate this moment and emotion, celebrating it’s tranquillity. The music was written with the thought of calm sound dimensions with sporadic and evolving eruptions. The sonoric development happening along the film attempts to illustrate the development of human emotion out of everyday life, mental or emotional change that can occur for various reasons such as, moving to a new city, ending a relationship, or a philosophical enlightenment regarding something great in life. This animation piece for the track 'MOVE' off the album 'Pace In Space' was made as part of a long creative dialog between musician Aviv Stern and animator Rachel Gutgarts.

  19. The long wail of the passing train / Le long ri du train qui passe 07:31
  20. Canada 2020
    Directed by: Anne-Marie Bouchard


  21. Blinkity Fingers / 指のまばたき 08:02
  22. Japan 2021
    Directed by: Kenta Nomura
    Animation: Kenta Nomura
    Technique: Rotoscoping
    Music: Sumio Kobayashi

    Fingers that touch an instrument when playing music are not recognized by listeners. Similarly in animation, the existence of hands that draw the pictures is hidden from viewers. This work visualizes fingers and hands which are invisible in music and animation. This work is a visualization of a piano piece "Fugue - homage to Maurice Ravel" by Sumio Kobayashi, a composer of contemporary music. I created this animation by rotoscoping the footage of the performer's hands playing the piano. It was the rule to choose and draw the frames of the moment when the fingers press the keyboard and make a sound from the video shot at 30 frames per second. In drawing, I picked up the details of the parts rather than tracing the whole contours of the hands and fingers, and left undrawn blank frames between the drawn frames. I worked on drawing intermittently from February 2020 to August 2021, started from the beginning of the music and moved towards the end, and drew them just according to the shape and movement of the fingers in the video. In this way I transferred the music to images through drawing the fingers, and thus the movements and blinks of this animation arose out of the process.

  23. Whisper, Rustle 04:42
  24. USA 2021
    Directed by: Maureen Zent
    Dialogue language: English

    Order gives way to chaos. Chaos generates ferment. Ferment spurs fecundity. Whisper, Rustle is a product of the Covid-19 pandemic, born of long walks in the forest spent memorizing poems by W.B. Yeats. Emergency measures disrupted regular patterns of human behavior and fear upended all normal interactions. The disequilibrium unsettled everyone but also brought a new understanding of the fragility of our sense of order. Whisper, Rustle depicts this cycle with animation of natural and stylized elements drawn primarily from Yeats’s poems and prose. Stop motion animated objects include sand, pebbles, flower petals, oak bark, leaves, gravel, sponges, seeds, egg shells, a rotting log.



  25. Otonashi 10:00
  26. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Martin Gerigk
    Screenplay: Martin Gerigk
    Production/School: Martin Gerigk
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue

    "Painted in silence, a sparrow’s dream invokes timeless harmonies. In the heart of the universal geometry, the seed of calm is formed." Otonashi is a philosophical voyage through inner and outer experiences of the human existence - an audiovisual meditation of futuristic transmutations about the Japanese Hannya Shingyō.



  27. Texturas de luz sobre fondo negro (2) 02:27
  28. Spain 2021
    Directed by: Luis Carlos Rodríguez
    Screenplay: LuisCarlos
    Technique: Digital
    Production/School: bellasart.es
    Dialogue language: Luis Carlos Rodriguez
    Subtitles language: no

    Luminous textures on a black background is part of an audiovisual artistic research project that tries to transfer expressive and emotional concepts to the screen with moving images and, therefore, intentionally lacks formal, narrative and structural aspects. Any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence or a chance accident in the production process. Texturas de luz sobre fondo negro es parte de un proyecto de investigación artística audiovisual que intenta traspasar, con imágenes en movimiento,conceptos expresivos y emocionales a la pantalla y, por lo tanto, carece intencionadamente de aspectos formales, narrativos y estructurales. Cualquier parecido con la realidad es pura coincidencia o un accidente casual en el proceso de producción.



  29. Blind Spot / Angle Mort 13:13
  30. Tunisia 2021
    Directed by: Lotfi Achour
    Screenplay: Lotfi Achour
    Music: Venceslas Catz
    Production/School: Anissa Daoud, Olfa Ben Achour, Lotfi Achour, Sébastien Hussenot
    Dialogue language: Arabic
    Subtitles language: English

    Under the dictatorship of Ben Ali, a man is kidnapped, tortured and killed, then vanishes without ever being found. Thirty years later, he comes back to talk to us. Taking over the question of his mother: "Where did you abandon my son's body?"



  31. Once I passed 10:00
  32. Germany 2022
    Directed by: Martin Gerigk
    Screenplay: Martin Gerigk
    Production/School: Martin Gerigk
    Dialogue language: English

    Walt Whitman is one of the most important poets in American literature. His main work, Leaves of Grass, was written over a period of forty years, and describes human nature, society, and the natural world, both physically and philosophically. Many have speculated about Whitman's private life, to this day. Whitman never wrote publicly about his personal relationships. In 1860, he published his poem "Once I Passed Through a Populous City", an aphoristic account of a romantic relationship with an unknown woman. In 1925, the original handwritten copy of the poem was discovered, in which Whitman writes, however, not about a woman but about an affair with a man in an anonymous city, which may have been his first physical experience of love. Whitman did not dare to publish the original version of his poem, because of the social prejudices of his time. To this day, only the altered version is printed in most anthologies. "Once I passed" is dedicated, on the one hand, to the obviously autobiographical context with all its personal drama, and on the other hand to the content of the poem itself, the profoundly quiet, yet powerful story of two lovers.




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