Wednesday, July 3. 2019 – 22:00 @ FILMHAUS KINO am Spittelberg, 70 min
The program contains selected exemplification of various approaches to the field of experimental animation in contemporary Polish art. Very interesting is that artists using analog, classical methods of work in most of them, exploring the possibilities of animations and proving the unlimited potential of it at the same time. All of them were presented during previous editions of O!PLA Festival.
Curated by Piotr Kardas.
WATER LILIES / NENUFARY
Marcin Surma | 2013 | 4 min | PL
The sun revolves around the building … Beautiful study of light in to Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major.
YESTERDAY’S RECORD / ZAPIS Z WCZORAJ
Michał Soja | 2015 | 5 min | PL
Hundreds of incentives, multiple roles and responsibilities affect the chaotic picture of reality forming in the mind. The Yesterday’s Record is an analysis of the perception of a disordered reality and attempts to translate the memory into another form. Author compares the mechanical recording of reality with subjective drawings – a personal record of events.
Aga Jarząb, Maciek Bączyk | 2018 | 4 min 20 sec | PL
RADAR International Competition
The title of the film refers to the tradition of numbering subsequent graphic prints, and to the fact that the movie sequence was drawn on “25 frames per second”. Each subsequent drawing looks similar to the previous one, like copies of the same pattern; in fact, they are only different in the details. Their meaning is conveyed only through motion.
WITH THE ARTIST’S KIND PERMISSION / DZIĘKI UPRZEJMOŚCI ARTYSTY
Piotr Bosacki | 2016 | 10 min 10 sec | PL
In the film, Piotr Bosacki explains the phenomenon of the emergence of a work of art. Literary layer of the film, as usual in Bosacki’s works, balances between the seriousness and mockery. On the one hand, we listen to a lecture on basic science. On the other hand, statements uttered by the author somehow banter with their own meaning. It is all accompanied by elaborate classical animation.
Anna Beata Barańska | 2016 | 9 min 38 sec | PL
Whole story of this video happens in one place, a kind of a path in a dark forest. Darkness, swaying trees, buzzing insects. Nature changes slowly, led by its natural rhythm. We can see what nature offers to us: trees, clouds, insects, birds, sun, moon, grass, some pollen, dust, but also something more. The rationality creeps a little irrationality to discreetly make landscape a little more unreal. Video causes in us a feeling of insecurity. Nature becomes something strange and scary. We can feel that we are alone…
STARDUST / GWIEZDNY PYŁ
Elena Volozneva | 2018 | 2 min 5 sec | PL
Iron powder mixed with car oil was used to carry out the work, which was then manipulated by means of a neodymium magnet placed under the animation table. The effect has been perfectly synchronized with electronic music.
Justyna Pazdan | 2017 | 7 min 43 sec | PL
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Maciej Dydyński | 2017 | 3 min 8 sec | PL
A music video was inspired by the form and movement of liquids and micro scale, which resembles and brings the impression of the macro world. Just look inside the aquarium to see the cosmos.
Natalia Spychała | 2018 | 5 min 13 sec | PL
Film made in stop-motion technique, with threads on vaseline and glass. The author was interested in the impression of combining, binding all the parts appearing in the film, as well as basing the content of the film on the properties resulting from its form. The protagonist of the film is a fragmentarily appearing figure, which is inseparably connected with space and various objects. The interaction of all these elements creates a system of dependencies – a closed cycle of related events.
PENDULUM / WAHADŁO
Mateusz Domeradzki | 2017 | 4 min 26 sec | PL
Animation PENDULUM is a story about human memory and the illusion that arises from its cause. This illusion lies in the fact that people are accompanied by the conviction that every day the sun rises and the night is done just like the previous day. The same happens in the mechanics of the Pendulum, it deflects in one direction and then balances its energy by moving in the opposite direction, which causes that it constantly returns and moves away with less and less force until it ever stops. The pendulum strengthens in us the illusion of durability and repeatability, and yet neither the sun nor the earth is retreating, and the circadian rhythm is based on a rotating motion, not a swinging one. The inspiration for the animation was an old lady’s letter to her parents, where she talked about her life and about the sun, which rise again for her.
YEAR / ROK
Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska | 2018 | 11 min 40 sec | PL
This job is a intimate journal created by two persons and covers almost six years of their live. One person provided a daily package of cigarettes smoked by himself that day and the other one covered them with a ready-made “graphic-painting matter”, that is paper souvenirs – waste of everyday life. A film dedicated to the memory of Marek Serafiński, an outstanding creator and producer of Polish animation. Golden Award in the Animated Experimental Category.
Independent Animator of the Animation World; initiator and director of ANIMATION ACROSS BORDERS (2012-), O!PLA Animation Festival in Poland (2013-), Rising of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festival in Liverpool, UK (2019-); Co-creator and programme director of CRAFT International Animation Festival in Yogyakarta (Java, Indonesia); coordinator of Polish chapter of StopTrik International Film Festival (2016-); curator, juror (Belarus, Brazil, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain), initiator and coordinator of various cultural and artistic projects. http://www.polskaanimacja.pl