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Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth: Contemporary Women’s Animation

Thu, Sep 18 / 7 pm
Curated and Introduced by Dave Barber

While Winnipeg has a strong reputation as a centre of artistic animation, its fame is often based on animators such as Richard Condie (The Big Snit) and Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back). There is an incredibly strong base of superb animators here with great work coming from independent animators like Mike Maryniuk, Alain Delannoy and Neil McInnes. Al Poruchnyk’s video courses at the School of Art at University of Manitoba and Alain Delannoy’s multimedia class at Universite de Saint-Boniface have also led to some good films and two pieces in this collection come from Delannoy’s class –À la carte and Perdre la tête.  However in the last decade several new voices have emerged from the Winnipeg and Canadian community of female animators. It is strong, original work ranging from stop motion to hand drawn artistry, encompassing surrealism, irreverence and darker visions. To mark MAWA’s 30th Anniversary, we present these new and recent works.

Sun Moon Stars Rain /Directed by Leslie Supnet, 2009, Canada, 3:20 min / Created with stop motion and colour transparencies with an overhead projector this short dynamic piece was made for the One Take Super 8 Event, with all edits in camera.

À la carte /Directed by Jocelyne Le Léannec, 2012, Canada, 3 min / Feeding time in a dark unearthly world. Here tranquil feasts are often disrupted.

Perdre la tête, (Losing Face) / Directed by Nathalie Dupont, 2006, Canada, 5 min, French w/English subtitles / A man who is different from the others, feeling excluded, finds a lugubrious solution to his problem.

Luxuriate /Directed by Alison Davis, Canada, 2014, 3 min / A meditation on opulence, desire and excess using stop-motion to animate second-hand fur pelts and gold chains. The hypnotic movement of the chains over fur indulges the tactility of the materials.

Construction /Directed by Alison James, 2014, Canada, 5:49 min/ Addressing the malleable and unreliable nature of memory through the construction and animation of screen printed paper dolls, this film animates a collective memory shared between four people.

Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth /Directed by Victoria Prince, 2013, Canada, 2:19 min / Inspired by Hieronymous Bosch’s famous work Garden of Earthly Delight Part, this short is part of a three video installation piece animator Victoria Prince would like to complete based on this unique work.

Distraction of a Stationary Nature / Directed by Shyra De Souza, 2012, Canada, 9 min / The contents of an office desk come alive and overwhelm the office administrator.

Release Technique /Directed by Freya Björg Olafson, 2011, Canada, 3:30 min / “These screen dance choreographies were created utilizing found virtual bodies, engaging with the imposed limitations of the physical and perceptual field on the internet. Through the manipulation of online Flash games I engaged the visceral experience of the web through play.”

The Prince and the Pumpkin / Directed by Shereen Jerrett, 2014, Canada, 6 min / A rather nonsensical attempt to illustrate a fairytale written by an eight year old. A work – in – progress.

Louise /Directed by Anita Lebeau, 2003, Canada, 10 min / Inspired by the filmmaker’s grandmother of Belgian descent. Speaking in her own voice, 96 year old Louise takes us on a day in her busy life which includes coping with gophers and cupboards that have grown taller.

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Wed 12

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Wed 12

I Am Cuba (Restoration)

Thu, Dec 6 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 12 - 14 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 15 / 3 pm
Thu 13

The Changeling (Restoration)

Sun, Dec 2 / 7 pm
Thu, Dec 6 / 9:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13 / 9:30 pm
Fri 14

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Fri & Sat, Dec 14 & 15 / 9:30 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Dec 20 & 21 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 5 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 5 pm
Sat 15

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

Sat, Dec 15 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 16 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed - Fri, Dec 19 - 21 / 7 pm
Sat, Dec 22 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Dec 23 / 3 pm

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