Inspired by the Courtisane Festival's Baby Matinee, Radical Recess attempts to engage children with experimental film and contemporary art, demonstrating that they can have even more radical tastes than their parents! Playful, colourful and lyrical, the films provide a feast for the senses and a respite from mainstream entertainment. For children and their families, as well as grown-ups who are kids at heart.
Films by Ed Ackerman, Rick Raxlen, Joost van Veen, Alexi Mavis, Steven Woloshen, Jennifer Reeves, and Robert Todd. Curated by Larissa Fan.
- Monday August 6, 2012 at 2:00PM
A playful sound poem based on Kurt Schwitters' Ur-sonate (Sonata for Primitive Sounds) and created with typed letters on paper.
A one-minute animation treat that celebrates the art of sound poetry as Christian Bök recites words from Hugo Ball, one of the leading pioneers of phonetic poetry.
A group of fish swim through the chemical layers of hand-processed black-and-white film.
A dream-like animation in indigo blue set to piano music by Erik Satie.
A quiet observation in which the night sky is turned on its head by graphite sketches. The blackness of space becomes the white of the page, while stars and galaxies become pinpoints of black.
A direct animation that sets simple shapes, lines and colours dancing to the beat of Masai tribal music.
Fleeting shapes in lush colours flicker and move across the screen. These exuberant rhythms are created by cutting, pasting and painting clear leader and film footage.
A lush and masterful film. Stained with the violet blue of early morning. Stable frames horses as they graze while taking a poetic look at the barns and fences that contain them.
An excerpt of footage from a children’s film workshop led by Ute Aurand, Robert Beavers and Stefanie Schlueter. It includes delightful samples of scratch animation and stop motion animation featuring people, cut-outs and objects; all created by students from the... view more
This screening is part of the larger thematic series: