August 13, 2012, 8pm
Sternberg Park (map)
Follow along with a fish, a bug, a dog, a person, a small radio, an old man-thing and all civilization as each finds its way through these animated tales of evolution. Masterpieces from Alison Chin, James Kwan, Nick Fox-Geig, Erica Haowei Hu, Martin Allais, Henning Krol, and VIO Producciones.
Fishtank Fantasy by Alison Chin
Fish Tank Fantasy is a light hearted stop motion animation about a fish frustrated with his current life in the bowl. An epiphany he has, which results from his own interpretation of a famous inspirational philosophy, leads him to a place he hopes will bring him more happiness.
SEED by Ben Richardson & Daniel Bird
An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio. With its complex characterization and narrative of animal evolution, competition and reproduction, SEED is a beautiful and sinister stop-motion story about the struggle to survive.
Old Derick by James Kwan
An old man-thing tries to take on the city.
More Than Winning by Nick Fox-Geig
“They gave me a gun, a pick, and a hand grenade, and said ‘Win at any cost,’ and I said ‘Right.’ There’s nothing I love more than winning…” From a story by Susan Murray.
Involution by MOLI
A videoart production that shows the civilization process. A game of multiplicity in time and space. A past, a present, and a possible future
Evolution by Martin Allais
A very very short walk through the history of life, where the pilot pen can erase and rewrite history to make fit in properly. Is something like god’s hand making corrections in the evolution of mankind in a funny way.
Devolution by Henning Krol
Devolution shows glimpses into the evolution of life, struggling with nature.
Seasons by Erica Hu
Seasons is a surreal motion graphics animation based on the changing seasons. Beginning with spring, the richly hued illustrations in this work come alive as they transform in color and rhythmic tempo to reveal the full seasonal spectrum. The viewer is transported into an immersive visual space, which is neither reality nor abstraction, but somewhere in-between.