Film and Drawing: Experimental Animation of the ’60s and ’70s

Film and Drawing: Experimental Animation of the ’60s and ’70s

Thursday, February 2, 2023

7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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A selection of short films covering experimental animation from the 1960s and ’70s is a visual treat ... and a trip! In the midst of the Cold War, animation artists explored alternative realities. It became a way for artists to venture outside of the ideological boundaries of international politics. Some of these realities reached back to fairytales, like the animations of the Soviet Union’s Yuri Norstein. Other artists, like the Canadian-Scottish animator Norman McLaren, pursued abstraction. They, and many others, looked for basic first principles that might be shared across the animation frame.

The full program:
Begone Dull Care (8 minutes), Neighbours (8 minutes), Rythmetic (9 minutes), Pas de Deux (13 minutes, 1968), all by Norman McLaren.

25th – First Day (10 minutes, 1968) and Hedgehog in Fog (11 minutes, 1975), all by Yuri Norstein.

Run time: approx. 60 min

Free. Will Schmenner, head of public programs, introduces the event.

Image: Yuri Norstein, Hedgehog in the Fog (1975).