Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
with special guest Jacolby Satterwhite

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation will present its 2017 festival in Brooklyn at Pioneer Works this November. Blending an appreciation of classical animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics, the Eyeworks programs showcase abstract animation and unconventional character animation. The eighth annual Eyeworks Festival features two programs of short films that include both classic and contemporary works. Highlights include films from Pat O’Neill, Barbara Hammer, Jan Svankmajer, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Annapurna Kumar, and Sarina Nihei. Works will be screened on 16mm and on video.

The second evening of short films will include a screening and conversation with special guest Jacolby Satterwhite. Satterwhite’s work uses performance and 3D animation to engages issues of technology, fantasy, the body, queer culture, the archive, and his own personal and family history. His work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Whitechapel Gallery, the Smithsonian, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and he was given a United States Artists Fellowship in 2016. Satterwhite will present several recent works, followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A.

Eyeworks is a curated annual festival that exhibits classic and contemporary experimental animation. Eyeworks focuses on animated films that express singular creative vision, personal dedication, and imaginative technical approaches. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by filmmakers Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, Eyeworks has presented screenings in Stockholm, Helsinki, Zagreb, and Bologna; as part of the Animation Block Party, the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo; and at CalArts, Dartmouth College and VCU.

Image Caption: Eyeworks 2017 artwork by Stefanie Leinhos.

For full schedule:

Tuesday, November 28

Shorts Program 1
6:30 PM
70 mins
16mm and video
Sam Bell, Krell Experiment Recording 7, 2017
Robert Darroll, Feng Huang, 1998
Simon Gerbaud, saVer, 2014
Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic, 2017
Shelley Lake, Polly Gone, 1988
Ruth Lingford, What She Wants, 1994
Jaakko Pallasvuo, Soft Body Goal, 2017
Sabrina Ratté, Créteil, 2017
Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott, Eat Your Secrets, 2017
Hans Richter, Filmstudie, 1926
Johan Rijpma, Extrapolate, 2017
Nora Rodriguez, Animation That Makes A Sculpture, 2016
Jan Svankmajer, A Game With Stones, 1965

Shorts Program 2
8:30 PM
70 mins
16mm and video
Wojciech BÄ…kowski, Dry Standpipe, 2013
Elisabeth Belliveau, Troisième, 2017
Chris Bishop, No Stories Now, 2017
Jon Gillie, Austerity Cycle, 2016
Lauren Gregory, Tussle, 2016
Barbara Hammer, No No Nooky T.V., 1987

Lilian Hardouineau, Invocation, 2017
Sarina Nihei, Rabbit’s Blood, 2017
Pat O’Neill, Easyout, 1972
Ben Russell, Black & White Trypps #1, 2005
Ted Wiggin, Lo, 2017
Run Wrake, Jukebox, 1994

Wednesday, November 29

Festival guest: Jacolby Satterwhite
7:00 PM
120 mins
New and recent works will be screened, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.