Animation Shorts: Within These Walls All Ages

12.00PM Sat 15 Jan 2022 (49mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A selection of early experimental animations featuring meditations on architectural structures and geometry. These works incorporate both in-camera and film editing techniques, alongside works exploring the then nascent possibilities of 3D computer animation.

Cathedral Forms 1983 dir. Ana Pollak (4 mins)

"An animated exploration of the inner and outerspace of a cathedral, harmonised to J.S. Bach's Magnificat, Gloria Patri." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Dream House 1983 dir. Sally Pryor (2:32 mins)

"A pioneering 3D computer-animated 16 mm film made in 1983 in Australia. A dreamer imagines she can tour her mind, which is expressed as a house. Each room contains objects and activities relating to different aspects of herself. But during the tour something starts to go wrong..." Sally Pryor

Waltz Mambo 1983 dir. Andrew Quinn (3:12 mins)

"This little film brings welcome grace and wit to the high tech world of computer animation." Melbourne International Film Festival

Razzle Dazzle Rhapsody 1992 dir. Michael Lee (14:52 mins)

"Razzle Dazzle Rhapsody is a purely audio-visual experience free of any ideological agenda. It can be seen as a battle between order and chaos, or a contrast between Euclidean and fractal geometry." Michael Lee

Indefinable Moods 2002 dir. Kathy Smith (7 mins)

"In this work I am exploring dream symbols and landscapes in nature and linking these to the psychological hopes, fears and desires that exist in every culture. My approach to 3D work is greatly influenced by Renaissance and French Romantic painting. Painters of these periods created magnificent oil paintings that alluded to the 3D world through the use of light, perspective and the study of the physical world of nature or desire for movement – animation." Kathy Smith

Suburban Windows 1980 dir. Robert Wyatt (18 mins)

"Impressions of the domestic prison and the suburban landscape through object animation, exploration of sound-image relationships and a variety of other techniques used to non-naturalistic, often humorous, effect." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

CREDITS

Cathedral Forms 1983

16MM, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 4 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: ANA POLLAK / MUSIC: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Dream House 1983

16MM, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 2:32 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: SALLY PRYOR / PRODUCER: JOHN BIRD / MUSIC: WILLY ZYGIER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SALLY PRYOR / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Waltz Mambo 1983

16MM, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 3:12 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR/MUSIC: ANDREW QUINN / PRODUCER: JOHN BIRD / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - VCA FILM & TELEVISION / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Razzle Dazzle Rhapsody 1992

16MM, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 14:52 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR/MUSIC: MICHAEL LEE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICHAEL LEE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Indefinable Moods 2002

DIGITAL RECORDED TO 35MM, 2D AND 3D ANIMATED OIL PAINT AND MIXED-MEDIA, COLOUR, STEREO, 7 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ANIMATOR: KATHY SMITH / MUSIC: CHRIS D. HALLIWELL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: KATHY SMITH / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

Suburban Windows 1980

16MM, STOP MOTION ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, MONO, 18 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: ROBERT WYATT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM