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[AM] 5

Animated Matters 5:  Bio-Inspired Animations

Nanowebers – Semiconductor

PROGRAM:

1. Evolving Virtual Creatures – Karl Sims (1994) 4:08
2. Grau – Robert Siedel (2004)10:01
3. All the Time in the world – Semiconductor (2005) 4:27
4. Nanowebers – Semiconductor (2005) 2:43

[AM] 4

Animated Matters 4:   Direct Animation & Works in Clay, Yarn and Moth wings affixed to 16mm celluloid

Ben Gaydos sets up loading hand painted film onto his 8mm projector

PROGRAM:

We will be hosting a special guest, Ben Gaydos who will be screening short films by Stan Brakhage and his own work in addition to giving a talk on hypnagogic vision and his own process of direct animation.

Ben Gaydos is a designer, filmmaker, artist and educator. He has filmed sadhus in Nepal and fisherman in India, worked as a designer in Germany and the UK, collaborated with blues musicians in Virginia and electronic artists in Detroit. His experiments in design, sound, film and video have been exhibited internationally. Ben has conducted research in design and anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received his MFA in Visual Communication/Design. He is co-founder of goodgood, a Boston-based interdisciplinary design firm, and is currently teaching design at the Art Institute of Boston. See more of his work at goodgoodland.com and 3toed.com.

CLAY:
1. Jan Svankmajer – tma/svetlo/tma (Darkness/Light/Darkness), 1989, 7:31
2. Bjork’s Wanderlust, 2007,t 7:38
3. The Making of Wanderlust, 2007, 4:15

YARN:
1. Michel Gondry – Walkie Talkie Man, 2004, 3:02
2. The Making of Walkie Talkie Man, 2004, 5:06

DIRECT ANIMATION
1. Stan Brakhage – Mothlight, 1963, 16mm, 3:14
2. Stan Brakhage – Dante Quartet, 1987, 35mm, 70mm, IMAX, 6:05
3. Stan Brakhage – Rage Net, 1988, 35mm, 0:52
4. Stan Brakhage – Black Ice, 1994, 16mm, 2:05

1. Ben Gaydos  –  Not Killing for Life, 2005, 16mm, 1:55
2. Ben Gaydos  –  Poïesis VII (redux), 2007-10,  8mm, 6:26
3. Ben Gaydos  –  Untitled, 2007-12, Super 8mm, 3:45

[AM] 3

Animated Matters 3:  William Kentridge 

William Kentridge at the Media Lab

PROGRAM:

A discussion with the one and only William Kentridge at our very own Media Lab!

[AM] 2

Animated Matters 2:  2D Stop Motion Techniques: Sand, Pinscreen, Etched Plaster, Cutouts, Silhouettes, Puppets. 
kafka - piotr dumala

PROGRAM:

1.  PINSCREEN: Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker, Le Nez (1963)
2.  ETCHED PLASTER: Piotr Dumala, Kafka (1992)
3.  SAND: Caroline Leaf, The Owl who Married a Goose (1976)
4.  2D PUPPET: Yuri Norstein, The Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
5.  CUTOUT: Terry Gilliam (1974)
6.  SILHOUETTE: Lotte Reiniger, Excerpt from “The Adventures of Prince          Achmed” (1926)

[AM] 1

Animated Matters 1:  Visual Music

James Whitney

PROGRAM:

1.  Free Radicals     Len Lye (1958) (early motion paintings)  4:09
2.  Studie Nr. 6        Oskar Fischinger (1930) 1:10
3.  Studie Nr. 7        Oskar Fischinger (1931) 1:33
4. Experiments in Color Rhythm Oskar Fischinger  (1942)  2:42
5.  Begone dull care    Norman McLaren(1949)  7:47
6.  Lapis James Whitney (1966) (custom-built machines for light sequencing) 9:17
7.  Matrix III John Whitney (1972) 7:28