29.6. - 3.7.2016

Conteporary Abstract Animation

Station Žilina Záriečie: S2
Duration 61:06

In the early 1920s, Walter Ruttmann, Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling and Oskar Fischinger laid the foundations of abstract film by studying combinations of movement and sound. Ruttmann called his work “Painting in time,” and far from stopping with formal experiments it actually developed further in step with mainstream film. Abstract animation emphasizes rhythm, movement and composition. Without narrating a story, it offers a unique audiovisual experience. This selection of films showcases some of the most remarkable non-narrative experimental animated films from the last two years.

Books on books

directed by Lei Lei

year: 2016
country: CN
duration: 07:14
The cutout patterns are from my father’s book ”Book cover collection in the West“, which was published in 1988, when China's leaders launched their great Reform and Opening-up to embrace the world. Many leading concepts of book cover design were introduced in the book and this book had an eye-openin

Composition / Kompozicija

directed by Mitja Manček

year: 2015
country: SI
duration: 03:34
Two audiovisual and film basics - sound and image - are created by the same lines engraved directly on primary audiovisual medium - film track - in order to trigger the most harmonic relationship possible between them. In this film you can see the sound and hear the image.


directed by RyotaroMIYAJIMA

year: 2016
country: JP
duration: 03:09
Numbers stations were prominently used during the Cold War. A boy was tuning the radio in the snow mountain and happened to tune the shortwave of codes.

Clangs for the Speaking Body

directed by Angela Stempel

year: 2015
country: US
duration: 02:02
Inspired by the choreographic qualifications of Labanotation, a range of textures and relationships between sound and movement are presented for discovery and play. The piece is an ode to the rich history of visual music.

Another Season

directed by Anna Lytton

year: 2015
country: DE
duration: 04:27
A figure that is both tree and woman, slowly being explored as it continuously breaks and grows and takes on different forms. Like leaves that leave the nimble limbs on tiptoe, the timid barks of timber cut to shape.

All Rot

directed by Max Hattler

year: 2015
country: GB
duration: 04:00
Responding to the compositional and aesthetic qualities of abstract expressionism and cameraless animation, All Rot uses photographic reanimation to render the mundane environment of a decaying crazy golf course into a rapturous split-screen experiment in synaesthetic cinema.

Me by You

directed by David Buob

year: 2016
country: DE
duration: 05:00
Life is like an animated film, a never-ending chain of multiple changes, but tell me how from such a colorful flow can emerge something like melancholy?

Ode to Lumpy, Pout Melody

directed by Lilli Carré

year: 2014
country: AF
duration: 04:11
A palindromic body loop, drawn on 20 pieces of paper.

Hansel + Gretel

directed by Soyeon Kim

year: 2014
country: KR
duration: 03:30
An abstract visualization of Brothers Grimm’s tale, ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Don't Worry, I'll Do It

directed by Jordan Wong

year: 2014
country: US
duration: 04:11
i don't care, it's up to you. don't worry, i'll do it. i deserve it, it's fine. some days are better, overall i'm ok. take your time, no rush. good luck. travel safe. have fun. take care.

Datum point / Suijun Genten

directed by Ryo Orikasa

year: 2015
country: AF
duration: 06:42
Yoshiro Ishihara (1915–1977), who burst upon the scene of Japanese modern poetry in the mid-1950s, is now remembered as a “poet of silence.” He said “A poem is an impulse to resist writing.” This film is an attempt to seek out the landscape from his poem.

Tekton- One Three

directed by Paul Mumford

year: 2015
country: GB
duration: 10:17
A machine that prints light in space: A strip of LEDs is put in vertical motion by a motor, while the LEDs emit sequences of light in horizontal patterns. In the relationship between these two directions of movement, complex patterns emerge.

Urban Conformation 31:41

directed by florian Rouzaud Cornabas

year: 2014
country: FR
duration: 02:49
In "Urban Conformation 31:41", I’ve extracted from our urban surroundings the pieces of my puzzle, pieces that I can transform through rotation, homothecy and symmetry. This creation taking the shape of a skyline tunnel where a battle and fusion of two alternative world take place.