Birkbeck Cinema, 30th June 2018: 2:30
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In this edition of the Vasari Digital Animation Series we invite curator Herb Shellenberger to deliver an illustrated lecture on the subject of curating experimental animation, discussing past projects and approaches to working with animated moving images across media.
The Pop Show, dir. Fred Mogubgub, 1966, US, 7′, digital
Seed Reel, dir. Mary Beams, 1975, US, 5′, 16mm
Doll House, dir. Barbara Hammer, 1984, US, 3′, 16mm
Milk of Amnesia, dir. Jeff Scher, 1992, US, 6′, 16mm
Hand Held Day, dir. Gary Beydler, 1974, US, 6′, 16mm
Herb Shellenberger is an independent curator and writer whose interest spans a wide range of cinema, moving image and contemporary art. In 2016, he delivered a dissertation (“Morphing bodies and sexual agency in 1970s independent animation by Mary Beams, Lisa Crafts and Suzan Pitt”) as a final project for the LUX/Central Saint MRes Art: Moving Image course. He has curated many different screenings of experimental animation including: “Graphic Hallucinations”, a two screening series and workshop on the history of experimental animation (Molodist Film Festival, Kyiv and Izolyatsia, Donetsk, Ukraine, 2013); “Independent Frames: American Experimental Animation in the 1970s + 1980s” (Tate Modern, London; Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia; Quad Cinema, NYC, 2017–18); and “Bend Me, Shape Me: The Animated Body” (Edge of Frame Weekend, London, 2018). An evening course at LUX, “The Animated Body” (9–23 May) will be a mixture of screenings, readings and discussions examining the ways that artists have interacted with the subject of the body through experimental animation and moving image art, looking across work made internationally from the 1960s to the present.
Find out more about the Vasari Digital Animation series.