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The Block presents the 2018 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

Still from Maureen Selwood, “Drawing Lessons,” video, 2005
Still from Maureen Selwood, “Drawing Lessons,” video, 2005

EVANSTON -- The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University hosts the fourth annual Chicago screening of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive, on the Evanston Campus. 

The 2018 Eyeworks Festival, called “essential viewing” by Cine-File, showcases outstanding experimental animation of all kinds, with a focus on abstract animation and unconventional animation. The aim of Eyeworks is to present works that engage the enormous potential inherent in the art form of animation.  Co-curated by festival directors Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, the festival will feature two one-hour programs of short films that include classic and recently restored films and new work by rising names in the field shown on 16mm and video.

“Eyeworks is one of the annual events I look forward to most. Alexander and Lilli are some of the most talented programmers I know,” said Justin Lintelman, Block Museum of Art, associate film programmer.

“Each year the Festival offers ambitious and eclectic programs of mesmerizing and often hard-to-find animated works from throughout the history of film and from a variety of artistic modes and mediums that often challenges my understanding of animation. Presenting this program to Northwestern’s campus gives students an opportunity to see works of animated media art that will open their minds and challenge their own work within their respective disciplines,” Lintelman said.

Please note: The Eyeworks Festival programs contain adult themes and adult content.

The schedule is as follows:

Program 1
1 p.m.

Mary Beams, “Paul Revere is Here,” 16mm, 1976
Mengxi Yang, “Ai Can,” video, 2018
Larry Cuba, “Calculated Movements,” 16mm on video, 1985
Takeshi Murata, “Donuts,” video, 2018
Jon Rafman, “Dream Journal #2,” video, 2018
Cheng-Hsu Chung, “Adorable,” video, 2018
Lucy Raven, “The Deccan Trap,” video, 2015
Lisze Bechtold, “Moon Breath Beat,” 35mm, 1980
Dane Picard, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are George,” video, 1992
James J.A. Mercer, “Landfill,” video, 2014

Program 2
3:30 p.m.

Oliver Laric, “Betweenness,” video, 2018
Maureen Selwood, “Drawing Lessons,” video, 2005
Theo Chin, “Pinakothek,” video, 2018
Barry Doupé, “Bubble Boing,” video, 2017
Faith Hubley, “Tall Time Tales,” 35mm, 1992
Monique Renault, “A La Votre,” 35mm on video, 1973
Naoyuki Tsuji, “Fragments,” 16mm, 2016
Matthew Thurber, “Ecto Petrol Patrol,” video, 2018
Maria Lassnig, “The Ballad of Maria Lassnig,” 35mm, 1992
Sebastian Buerkner, “Tosse Not My Soule,” video, 2015

Eyeworks Festival admission is free and open to the public. More information is available on The Block Museum website.

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