Stop & Go Rides Again – Screening and Exhibition
Stop-motion work by visual artists and filmmakers
Opening with the curators Sarah Klein and Mel Prest (USA)
// Opening: Fri. June 3, 2011, 20 h
// Exhibition dates: Sat. June 4 and Sun. June 5, 2011, 16–18 h
Stop & Go is a program of innovative stop-motion animations by contemporary visual artists and filmmakers, touring and screening internationally since 2008. The program showcases animations that use stop-motion techniques to explore visual language, tell stories and make poignant social commentaries.
The European tour will screen the latest installment of the program Stop & Go Rides Again alongside an exhibition of physical artworks by artists in the screening. The exhibition is designed to illuminate a deeper connection between the animations in the show and the artist’s primary practice of painting, drawing, sculpture or media work. Some of the animations in the screening have been commissioned by artists who have never made animations before, giving them the opportunity to express themselves in the medium, challenge their process and screen their resulting work.
This screening program is curated by Sarah Klein an artist, educator and curator whose own practice includes animation. Mel Prest, an artist and educator who made her first animation for Stop & Go, curated the exhibition. Both curators are from San Francisco and will be present to introduce the show.
TENDERLOIN DREAMSCAPES (2010; 4:53 min) by Paz de la Calzada & Michael Rauner. A dream landscape of murals weaves through an idealized urban environment. On closer inspection the murals reveal themselves to be original works of ink on paper.
ON THE FARM (2005; 3:30 min) by Sarah Klein. Music by Orange Sherbet. The pleasures of farm life as seen from the perspective of the animals that live there.
CANDLE (2008, 1:10 min) by Evelien Lohbeck. A confusing reality of illusion and expectations.
THE GWEN STEFANI GRAND BURIAL EXHIBITION TRAILER (2010, 3:53 min) by Kathy Aoki. A futuristic commercial for the mortuary temple of midriff in the reign of the pop empire period known as The Tragic Kingdom.
A RECORD OF LIFE (2009; 2:46 min) by Owen Gatley & Luke Jinks. This piece explores the secrets of evolution and diversity of life on Earth.
HOY (2005; 2:04 min) by Scott Wolniak. An intricate visual experience that comments on the ubiquitous phenomena of flowing electronic imagery and info-junk.
HOW TO INSTALL THE SCULPTURE (2010; 2:20 min) by Tucker Nichols. Music by Jon Nichols. The unbuilding and rebuilding of a sculpture of collected balls, rolls of tape and other assorted things from the artist’s studio.
12 BALL (1997; 2:51 min) by Ara Peterson. A basic toy explores pattern and motion to create an immersive, optical illusion. Courtesy of Ratio 3 Gallery.
BEARD TOUPÉE, GONE TOMORROW (2006; 1:40 min) by Reed Anderson & Daniel Davidson. A hair-swap of the finest proportions.
HOUSECOAT (2010; 6:55 min) by Sarah Klein. Flying spoons, chandelier trees and quilted hillsides lead to new adventures for a modern day woman.
FACTORY (2003; 1:14 min) by Miwa Matreyek. Integrating action and performance the artist steps into a fantastical world of animation.
STREAMING GRADIENT (2008; 1:10 min) by Jen Stark. A hypnotic voyage in a psychedelic tunnel of hand-cut paper.
IT’S NOT THE TEA, IT’S WHO YOU DRINK IT WITH (2008; 9:07 min) by Lizzie Black, Alessandra Ausenda & Anna Maria Murphy. An enchanting memoir based on the true-life stories of Granny, her family and those around her.
DANDELION WINE (2009; 4:30 min) by Melinda Stone & Sam Sharkey. A bit of urban homesteading leads to a sing-a-long wine song.
SPRING AWAKENING (2009; 1:07 min) by Almut Determeyer. Music by Elena Kats-Chernin. An analogy to budding love through flowering vegetation.
STACIE (2010; 0:30 min) by Mel Prest. With the color palette chosen by its namesake, this piece documents the making of a painting, time-shifting 30 days into 30 seconds.
THE DOPPELGAENGER SERIES: LEWIS CARROLL (2009; 1:27 min) by David O’Kane. A hundred paintings layered over one another, obliterating each layer over time but the under-layer remains subtly present.
MITRE CLOUD (2010; 3:28 min) by Andy Vogt. Wood scraps from the artist’s studio assume monumental status when they are blown out of proportion through camera trickery.
GRAY AREA (2010; 3:03 min) by Andy Vogt. A time-lapse document of a sculpture as light travels through it over the course of several days.
SHADOW PLAYS, FIVE (2008; 4:30 min) by Deborah Davidovits. Music by Bonnie Prince Billy. Shadow puppets perform routine and unusual tasks to create a tale of visual and auditory rhythm.
CARDBOARD (2009; 2:29 min) by Sjors Vervoort. Sound by Steven Aerts. A playful set of cardboard characters come alive in the city.
Exhibition with works by Kathy Aoki, Daniel Davidson, Deborah Davidovits, Almut Determeyer, Paz de la Calzada & Michael Rauner, Sarah Klein, Tucker Nichols, Mel Prest, Sjors Vervoort, Andy Vogt, Scott Wolniak.
fluctuating images at General Public
After the event in Berlin, Stop & Go Rides Again will be presented in Stuttgart on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 20.30 h as a collaboration of fluctuating images, Interventionsraum and Schauspiel Stuttgart / Staatstheater Stuttgart, Niederlassung Türlenstraße at Türlenstraße 2, 70191 Stuttgart, BOX
|> June 03, 2011