Eyeworks Festival of
Experimental Animation

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, founded in 2010, is an annual festival that showcases abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Eyeworks, called “tightly-curated…essential viewing every year” by Cine-File.info, returns to Pioneer Works for the seventh year.

The 2019 Eyeworks Festival at Pioneer Works will feature two curated programs, each a mix of classic and recently restored films, works from rising names in the field, and premieres of new works.

“Eyeworks fuses the finest boundary-obliterating animations from past masters and contemporary virtuosos. An annual mind-melding cinematic spectacle not to be missed.”
—John Klacsmann, Anthology Film Archives

“The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is an indispensable survey of the genre. Every year Alexander Stewart and Lilli CarrĂ© amaze with programming that brings together new talent, less-known work by established masters, and forgotten gems that deserve to be seen in a new light.”
—Josh Mabe, Cine-File.info

Please note, Eyeworks Festival programs contain adult themes and adult content.

Festival programs:

Program 1, 7:00 PM

68 mins

Bruce Bickford, Attila, video, 2018

Allison Schulnik, Moth, video 2019

Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 16mm, 1954

Kevin Eskew, Now II, video, 2019

Laura Harrison, Tears for Narcissus, video, 2013

Lindsay Packer, Motion at a Distance, 16mm, 2018

Barbara Hammer & Barbara Klutinis, Pools, 16mm, 1981

Annapurna Kumar, Something to Treasure, video, 2019

Peter Foldes, Hunger, video, 1973

Klaus Schuster, Free Characters, video, 2017

Phil Solomon, Rehearsals for Retirement, video, 2007


Program 2, 9:00 PM

66 mins

LoĂŻc Kreyden, Hier, video, 2018

Sebastian Buerkner, Purple Grey, video 2006

Jane Aaron, Traveling Light, 16mm, 1989

Richard Negre, Intermediate Landscapes, video, 2018

James Gore, Dream of the Sphinx, 16mm, 1971

Xander Marro, L’Eye, 16mm, 2004

Sara Ludy, Body Wave, video, 2010

James Lowne, Our Relationships Will Become Radiant, video, 2011

Suzan Pitt, Asparagus, HD Video, 1979


Screeners for press preview available on request: