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48 Heads Out of the Museum Merkurov
Austria , 2012 , 4 min. Working intensively with death masks made by the Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov (1881-1952), a student of Auguste Rodin, filmmaker Anna Artaker translates them into various medial forms...
USA , 1995 , 8 min. “
offers a cutout-animation version of color film noir. The images were culled from six late-’40s issues of
magazine and set to an almost four-minute segment of Stravinsky’s
(looped twice) to create a sinister, perfumed world.”—Lewis Klahr...
Animation Hotline, 2013
USA , 2011 , 6 min. This year’s edition of the hotline offers a hugely entertaining combination of micro-animations set against a soundtrack of crowdsourced voicemail messages...
USA , 2002 , 13 min. “Of all the films I’ve made using collage … this one gets the closest to what I’m after,” says Lewis Klahr of his film, which Wexner Center for the Arts film curator Chris Stults called “one of the most exhilarating explorations of light, shadow, color, rhythm, and melancholy in recent cinema.”...
USA , 1999 , 5 min. Lewis Klahr’s “hieroglyphic montage” trilogy began with photo contact sheets of three actress/models the filmmaker found in a New York thrift store. One was named and dated—Elsa Kirk, Feb 22 ’63. “I found myself intrigued by the strong sense of fiction and document in these photos,” says Klahr...
USA , 2000 , 6 min. “A Buddhist noir—the dead body remembers.”—Lewis Klahr...
Austria , 2013 , 9 min. Siegfried A. Fruhauf´s
exemplifies an artistic strategy whereby a maximum effect is achieved through the combination of a minimum of individual elements. A 35mm film with 36 photos provides starting material for a stringent study on the theme of spatial perception in film...
Canada , 2013 , 7 min. The music of Shostakovich provides the backdrop for this stunningly powerful animated look of the horror of war...
Go Down Death
USA , 2013 , 88 min. Aaron Schimberg’s grimly comedic first feature portrays life in a nihilistic nowhere, populated by disfigured card players, disinterested prostitutes, and child grave diggers. This experimental and deeply stylized work of neo-Dada is as daring as indie cinema gets...
Her Fragrant Emulsion
USA , 1987 , 11 min. “An obsessional homage to the ’60s B-film actress Mimsy Farmer. The film’s visceral collage images act as a metaphor for sensuality and move in and out of sync with the soundtrack to evoke the distancing and intimacy cycles that are common in love relationships.”—Lewis Klahr...
USA , 1997 , 15 min. “The story of comic-book character Jimmy Olsen’s secret life. In this 15-minute cutout animation, Superman’s pal embarks on his most adult adventure ever as he navigates the treacherous shoals of early-’60s romance, trying to resolve a sexual identity crisis of epic proportions.”—Lewis Klahr...
Austria , 2012 , 21 min. Almost all the images that make up
emerge from impenetrable blackness. But some mysterious events are taking place in the pitch-black space they come from...
The Rain Couplets
USA , 2012 , 14 min. “
Kiss the Rain
The Street of Everlasting Rain
are part of
The Rain Couplets
, a new subset of my ongoing
project. Like my other Couplets, they grapple with romantic love, time, and the nuances of repetition.”—Lewis Klahr...
Austria , 2011 , 8 min. In an established technique for avant-garde film, analogue stock is worked on directly, touched, and attacked. In
the filmstrip is worked over in this fashion: first, tinted frame by frame with a special paint for use on glass, then scratched, carved, and artistically slit...
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