Graphite! Animated Traces
Screening followed by discussion
- Sun 4 Dec 2022
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
Film historian and curator Alla Gadassik introduces a special programme of animated shorts devoted to graphite.
Artists featured in this programme embrace graphite as a vibrant collaborator that transforms the screen into a tactile surface. Through animation, graphite comes to life as a hard-edged medium of incisive social commentary and a fluid material for diving into the subconscious. Gestures of sketching, tracing, and erasing become ways to explore the interplay of light and shadow, memory and forgetting. This programme is targeted to adult viewers with some mature themes.
A post-screening discussion welcomes audience impressions and reflections. Animation fans, drawing enthusiasts, and doodlers are especially welcome.
Graphite! Animated Traces includes work by Lisa Crafts (USA), Alexandra Ramires (Xà) (Portugal / France), Cameron Kletke (Canada), Marta Pajek (Poland), Jonah Primiano (USA), Mel Arranz (Spain), Cecilia Corzo (UK), and Amy Kravitz (USA).
Accident (1973) by Jules Engel restored and supplied courtesy of the Center For Visual Music.