Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation will present its 2016 festival 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.

In its first festival since relocating from Chicago to Los Angeles, Eyeworks will return to Pioneer Works for the fourth consecutive year. Two programs of short films combine classic and contemporary work, and highlights include films from avant-garde animation legends Robert Breer, Suzan Pitt, and Paul Glabicki, and from contemporary animators Barry Doupé, Peter Burr, and Martin Sulzer. Films will be screened on 16mm and on video.

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.

Note: Eyeworks Festival programs contain adult themes and adult content.

Shorts Program 1
6:00 PM
75 mins
16mm and video

Robert Breer, Trial Balloons, 1982
Barry Doupé, A Boy on a Dock Blowing His Nose, 2005
Paul Glabicki, Under the Sea, 1989
Suzan Pitt, Crokus, 1971
Sabrina Ratté, Portals, 2014
Karl Sims, Evolved Virtual Creatures, 1994
Martin Sulzer, King James Version Genesis Chapter Nineteen, 2015
Hoji Tsuchiya, Visit from Hotoke at the Cape, 2015
Diana Wilson, Log Hill Story / A Film For Log Hill Dogs, 1976

Shorts Program 2
8:30 PM
75 mins
16mm, 35mm, and video

Karen Aqua, Yours For the Taking, 1984
Anibal Bley, Siniestro del Jefe, 2015
Peter Burr, The Mess, 2016
Sky David, Ace of Light, 1984
Robert Frerck, Nebula II, 1969
Eri Kawaguchi, Wild Wild Ham, 2013
Ryo Orikasa, Datum Point, 2016
Mila Severtseva, Warmth of Your Body Can Save Me, 2016
Brian Smee, Lazy Daze, 2015
Jim Trainor, The Moschops, 2000
Ryoya Usuha, Open a Manhole Cover While Walking, 2015
Jaques Verbeek & Karin Wiertz, The Case of the Spiral Staircase, 1980

Eyeworks 2016 artwork by Alexis Beauclair.