Experimental 1

Thursday 17/03/2022 14:00 - 16:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Official Screening
Friday 18/03/2022 02:00 - 04:00 - Athens Animfest 2022 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:52:22

  1. I Believe We Are Lost 02:02
  2. USA 2022
    Directed by: Peter Whittenberger

    Set in the not-too-distant future, I Believe We Are Lost follows two figures exploring a perpetually burning landscape. Decimated by fires in a post-water environment, the terrain struggles to sustain wildlife in a constantly degraded atmosphere. The absence of all natural presence begins to define the new world.

  3. Handprint Parade 03:19
  4. Korea 2021
    Directed by: Eunmi Kang
    Production/School: Eunmi Kang

    A child's handprint transforms into multiple patterns that interact with musical beats and rhythms to create an audiovisual parade. Preliminary handprint images act as visual components in compositing the patterns like toy blocks.

  5. Spectral Rainbow Frequency 02:30
  6. Turkey 2021
    Directed by: Hüseyin Hüseyin Erverdi
    Animation: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
    Technique: cameraless
    Music: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi
    Production/School: Hüseyin Mert Erverdi

    Spectral Rainbow Frequency (2021) is about creating an experience akin to a certain type of synesthesia, as if all hues of colors comes, emerging and piercing through darkness accompanying the soundtrack. Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The earliest recorded case of synesthesia is attributed to the philosopher John Locke, who, in 1690, made a report about a blind man who said he experienced the color scarlet when he heard the sound of a trumpet. Kandinsky’s book Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1911) had a profound effect on the development of both abstract painting and handmade filmmaking. Kandinsky argued that color related to a series of finely tuned emotional vibrations and trumpeted a principle of “internal necessity” that gives rise to true artistic expression: “The artist is the hand that purposefully sets the soul vibrating by this or that key. Thus it is clear that the harmony of colors can only be based upon the principle of purposefully touching the human soul.”

  7. The Most Beautiful in the Meadow / La Piu Bella del Pratin 01:40
  8. Germany 2021
    Directed by: Giulia Falciani
    Production/School: Christina Demenshina

    Who is the most beautiful in the meadow? In a whirling dance, the Alpine flowers show all their beauty and diversity.

  9. Reparations 08:24
  10. Colombia 2022
    Directed by: Wilson Andres Borja
    Screenplay: Wilson Andres Borja
    Production/School: Lola Barreto
    Dialogue language: Spanish

    Reparations is an experimental animated short film that explores the phenomenon of migration (forced and voluntary), through the fragmentation and modulation of a character: A chair that moves as a result of invisible forces. Forces that sometimes represent coloniality, in others industrialization and in the most complex, the consequences of war. The chair object incorporates a search in the middle of marginalization, adaptation and inequality, through a series of urban scenarios in which symbols of the African diaspora that survived and dispersed in the Americas are displayed. The chair embodies the result of these interactions, claiming expressions of resistance such as African percussion and the use of Quilts.

  11. Decameroscopio_24 24:00
  12. Italy 2020
    Directed by: Flaviano PIzzardi
    Screenplay: Flaviano PIzzardi
    Production/School: Flaviano Pizzardi
    Dialogue language: English, Italian

    "Decameroscopio" is a mobile app where a novel of Decameron is developed as an immersive multicast real time 3d animation. The Novel is expanded in four synchronized stories and the viewer can jump from a story to another in time, walk around the scene with a personal point of view, or follow the director cut as a traditional movie.

  13. Cathedral 06:22
  14. USA 2021
    Directed by: James Bascara

    A first-person journey through a surreal landscape from dawn to dusk, following a trail of ants.

  15. Collage 38.2 (versión múltiple) 03:32
  16. Spain 2021
    Directed by: Luis Carlos Rodríguez
    Screenplay: Luis Carlos Rodriguez
    Animation: Luiscarlos
    Technique: Digital
    Music: Luis Carlos Rodriguez
    Production/School: bellasart.es
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: Mo

    Collage 38.2 es una Intervención (construcción/deconstrucción), en forma de collage audiovisual, sobre la película en dominio público: Of Human Bondage (1934) de John Cromwell- Collage 38 es uno de los collages que forma parte de un amplio proyecto de investigación audiovisual experimental que trata de explorar, desde el punto de vista de las actividades artístico-expresivas, cuestiones formales, estructurales, narrativas y estéticas. Para ello intervenimos y construimos variaciones, espaciales y temporales de escenas míticas del cine que han pasado por dominio publico. Modificamos sus significados anteriores, amplificando o variando su valor narrativo y su aspecto audiovisual. ----- Collage 38.2 is an Intervention (construction / deconstruction), in the form of an audiovisual collage, on the film in the public domain: Of Human Bondage (1934) by John Cromwell- Collage 38 is one of the collages that is part of a broad experimental audiovisual research project that tries to explore, from the point of view of artistic-expressive activities, formal, structural, narrative and aesthetic issues. For this we intervene and construct variations, spatial and temporal, of mythical scenes from the cinema that have passed through the public domain. We modify its previous meanings, amplifying or varying its narrative value and its audiovisual aspect.

  17. Biologic 02:00
  18. USA 2021
    Directed by: Jeremy Speed Schwartz

    A writhing, complex, organic mass. Is it evolving? Is it breaking down? Does it strive for stability?

  19. Journal Entry 21:29
  20. USA 2021
    Directed by: Robert Gordon Campbell
    Dialogue language: English

    Journal Entry is a single-channel experimental film constructed from digitally created 3D environments composited with green screened movement performance and atmospheric elements, set to musical selections from Seattle composer Steve Peters.

  21. Square Dance No.1 03:23
  22. Korea 2022
    Directed by: Eunmi Kang
    Production/School: Eunmi Kang

    Random square patterns obtained by rubbing folded kitchen napkins with black ink turn into spontaneously improvised movements of shapes and textures.
  23. Our Bobies Go Through 08:50
  24. Canada 2022
    Directed by: Geneviève Bélanger Genest
    Screenplay: Geneviève Bélanger Genest
    Animation: Geneviève Bélanger Genest
    Technique: Ink on 16 mm film, digital images
    Music: Robin Servant
    Production/School: Geneviève Bélanger Genest
    Dialogue language: No dialog

    Winter. Thrown into the St. Lawrence River. On board, curious and obstinate silhouettes. A cadence emerges that marks the momentum towards an erratic and absolute territory, reaching common sense. An uncompromising immersion through matter, which confuses us through the infinitely small, by what defines us, unites us, and surpasses us. A synesthetic journey through what our bodies go through.

  25. Natural Machine 19:52
  26. Canada 2021
    Directed by: Samuel Charrois

    Natural Machine is an animated painting in which the viewer explores a technological look at deep learning, neural networks and the place of AI in contemporary art. It’s an audiovisual meditation on the man-machine relationship under the gaze of an artificial intelligence. A viewpoint on the anthropomorphic observations of AI that depicts an unexpected beauty and terrifying look on how it perceives humans.

  27. Death and Magic Castles 04:59
  28. USA 2021
    Directed by: Kari Barber
    Screenplay: Kari Barber
    Animation: Gabriel O'Connor
    Music: Katsu Suda
    Dialogue language: English

    On a beautiful, sunny day five year old Zizou fell to the ground and died when his heart suddenly stopped. In that moment of losing my son I was thrown into the cold reality of America’s complicated relationship with death. Through animation, "Death and Magic Castles" explores traditions of mourning and loss in different cultures and follows my quest to bring death and life closer together. As the world collectively grieves this past year and a half, this short animated documentary gives hope for healing and tackles how to externalize grief in a culture where mourning is taboo and the goal is to live forever.


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