Animation Shorts: Between the Frames Ages 12+

10.30AM Sun 9 Jan 2022 (51mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A selection of experimental animated shorts exploring the visual representations of space and time. These films investigate the liminal space between reality and illusion as they traverse urban spaces, found objects and discarded imagery and celebrate the materiality of 16mm film.

Wormholes 1993 dir. Gregory Godhard (4:39 mins)

"The filmmaker uses the term 'laceration' to describe his film, suggesting something of the violence with which his camera breaches space-time as it bores through urban spaces in a looped-concertinaed movement first forward and then back in retreat. The term wormhole in astronomy refers to a tunnel between regions in space, entered via a black hole." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Removed 2004 dir. Hobart Hughes (5:56 mins) 

"A ghost story of the daytime.

The film’s protagonist is a shadow figure that can to move objects. This creature wanders aimlessly through abandoned spaces amusing itself with people’s discarded objects. However, when it encounters a person, it becomes enraged and begins to find a way to become solid.

It is as if this shadow self is a discarded part of a personality that has taken on a life of its own and now seeks to assert itself." Hobart Hughes

Open Your Eyes 1994 dir. Moira Joseph (3 mins) 

"Is there a fine line between illusion and reality? A three minute animated black and white film that takes us into a dream journey of the unexpected and mysterious." Screen Australia

Chase 1991 dir. Moira Joseph (3 mins) 

"A disturbing backyard thriller as a young girl is chased by??" Screen Australia

Whitewash 1973 dir. Lynsey Martin (4 mins) 

"Lynsey Martin’s work includes the use of collage and its erasure, the grain of the photographic image and handpainting and drawing imagery directly on the film surface. Martin deals with the graphic and material elements of the filmstrip, the nature of filmic movement and the nature of photography in public space." Dirk de Bruyn

Leading Ladies 1975 dir. Lynsey Martin (5 mins) 

A collaged meditation on the unprojected elements of cinema, and the hidden ‘leading ladies’, whose images were used to process and expose film.

The Magic Arts 1978 dir. Bruce Petty (19 mins) 

The simple message is that art relates to life and gives it form. Music, words, and artistic visuals sometimes intertwine; whilst occasional staccato themes conjure up a plethora of artistic ideas.

Re-Vue 2017 dir. Dirk de Bruyn (5:58 mins)

"Re-vue is a mutilated animated love-letter to the film’s form in address to the act of seeing itself. It is shaped as a response to, and in dialogue with, Mike Hoolboom’s Color My World ( 3 minutes, 2017, Canada). A flicker-fest lamenting a lost relationship with narrative cinema, by which it is forever marked. Yet there are hints for a way back in this age of surveillance." Dirk de Bruyn

CREDITS

Wormholes 1993

16MM, STOP MOTION (PHOTOGRAPHIC) ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 4:39 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR/MUSIC: GREGORY GODHARD / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Removed 2004

DIGITAL BETACAM, STOP MOTION (PHOTOGRAPH) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5:56 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ANIMATOR: JOHN E. HUGHES / MUSIC: ELENA KATS-CHERNIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JOHN E. HUGHES / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Open Your Eyes 1994

SUPER 8, HAND-COLOURED, PIXILATION AND LIVE ACTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 3 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: MOIRA JOSEPH / MUSIC: MARKUS KELLOW / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MOIRA JOSEPH / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Chase 1991

SUPER 8, HAND-PROCESSED, PIXILATION AND LIVE ACTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 3 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: MOIRA JOSEPH / MUSIC: MARKUS KELLOW / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MOIRA JOSEPH / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Whitewash 1973

16MM, HAND–SCRATCHED ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 4 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: LYNSEY MARTIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LYNSEY MARTIN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Leading Ladies 1975

16MM, FOUND FOOTAGE ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 5 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: LYNSEY MARTIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LYNSEY MARTIN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Magic Arts 1978

16MM, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, MONO, 19 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: BRUCE PETTY / CINEMATOGRAPHER: KERRY BROWN / ANIMATORS: FILM GRAPHICS PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Re-Vue 2017

DIGITAL, REWORKED AND SCRATCHED FILM ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5:58 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA / ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ANIMATOR: DIRK DE BRUYN / SCRIPT: MIKE HOOLBOOM, DIRK DE BRUYN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DIRK DE BRUYN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP