Pandemic Eyeworks: Experimental Animation Under Lockdown

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, founded as a curatorial project in 2010 by artists Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, showcases abstract animation and unconventional character animation. As part of the ongoing partnership between Eyeworks and Pioneer Works, the festival has put together a special pandemic-themed program for Pioneer Works Broadcast, with three screenings scheduled on August 13, August 14, and August 16. Pandemic Eyeworks includes a selection of historical and contemporary works that address feelings, situations, and circumstances that have risen from the COVID-19 pandemic. The films touch on possibilities of contamination; fear of sickness; and the realities of boredom, loss, hope, and isolation. It starts with bats and ends with viral abstraction.

Festival Program
Total Running Time: 72 Minutes

Jim Trainor, The Bats, 1998. 8 minutes.

Naoyuki Tsuji, Looking at a Cloud, 2005. 5 minutes and 16 seconds.

Len Lye, Tusalava, 1929. 9 minutes.

Adebukola Bodunrin, Gather + Listen, 2014. 4 minutes and 39 seconds.

Yoriko Mizushiri, Maku, 2014. 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

Sebastian Buerkner, Purple Grey, 2006. 7 minutes and 46 seconds.

Leslie Thornton, Strange Space, 1993. 3 minutes and 45 seconds.

Janie Geiser, The Fourth Watch, 2000. 9 minutes and 45 seconds.

Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume, 2014. 2 minutes and 52 seconds.

Eri Kawaguchi, Wild Wild Ham, 2013. 4 minutes and 45 seconds.

Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva, The Classroom, 2012. 3 minutes.

Nicole Hewitt, In/dividu, 1999. 8 minutes.

Caleb Wood, Mobile, 2012. 2 minutes and 6 minutes.