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Difficult Viewing and Listening: An Experimental Animation Retrospective

Thu, May 17 / 7 pm
Curated and introduced by Murray Toews

Independent animators are driven to express themselves in bold and experimental ways in a world of conventional and standardized norms. Difficult Viewing and Listening: An Experimental Animation Retrospective is a testament to that spirit of experimental individualism. In this retrospective, we will dive into The Winnipeg Film Group’s rich archive of animation and experience selected works that will reignite your passion for experimental animation and sound.The evening will also feature a spontaneous combustible sound experience by AUOH (Chris MAMA Bauer).

Introduction by Murray Toews with musical accompaniment by AUOH Chris Mama Bauer 

Ho Down By John Paizs – 2:04 min

How to care for Introverts by Leslie Supnet – 1:48 min

Traffiiiik by Robert Pasternak – 1:30 min

How to steal a Canoe by Amanda Strong – 4:10 min

A Bit Transcendental by Patrick Lowe — 4:39 min

Tudor Village: a one shot deal by Rhayne Vermette – 5:15 min

Adam’s Dream by Alan Pakarnyk  – 7 min

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Musical interlude with AUOH / Short Intermission : 15 min

10 Years Before Happiness by Murray Toews  – 9:58 min, Winnipeg Premiere

Murmur by Caroline Blais – 3:13 min

Dead Ringer by Mike Maryniuk – 2:25 min

Deadman’s Holiday by Don Best – 4 min

Nude Descending a Staircase (After Duchamp) by Dan Browne  – 2 min

Loving the Bomb by Alison Davis – 4 min

Ask-Me by Carol Beecher -2:18 min

Murray Toews  Biography

Murray’s creative work spans the disciplines and media of drawing, print, film, audio-art, interactivity and digital / analog hand-drawn animation that make use of thematic process-driven animation techniques that rapidly create animated shorts. He received a BFA first class honours degree with a thesis in advanced drawing from the U of M. In 2004, he curated “Animator/Re-Animator” featuring Prairie animation with screenings in Canada and Japan. In 2012, his animated short Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the NSI Online Short Film Festival and the 2013 Gimli Film Festival Manitoba program.“10 Years Before Happiness” is his latest short hybrid narrative animation film completed late 2017.

Chris MAMA Bauer  Biography

AUOH is the experimental sound project of Chris MAMA Bauer- composer and multi-instrumentalist who has contributed to local, national and internationally recorded and touring acts for over 25 years.  AUOH (short for A Universe of Horrors) blurs music and noise to create evolving and mutating monster-pieces of sound…the soundtrack for the B-movie in your mind!

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