The 2017 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

The 2017 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

“Colorful, imaginative, and vibrant short works, ranging from warped narratives to complete abstractions.” —Chicago Reader



The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation will present its 2017 festival at REDCAT this October. Blending an appreciation of classical animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics, the Eyeworks programs showcase abstract animation and unconventional character animation.

Eyeworks will take place at REDCAT on Saturday, October 21. Two programs of short films combine classic and contemporary work. Highlights include films from Pat O’Neill, Barbara Hammer, Jan Svankmajer, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Annapurna Kumar, and Sarina Nihei. Works will be screened on 16mm and on video.

Following the two programs of short films will be a screening and conversation with special guest Jacolby Satterwhite. Satterwhite’s work uses performance and 3D animation to engages issues of technology, fantasy, the body, queer culture, the archive, and his own personal and family history. His work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Whitechapel Gallery, the Smithsonian, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and he was given a United States Artists Fellowship in 2016. Satterwhite will present several recent works, followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A.

Eyeworks is a curated annual festival that exhibits classic and contemporary experimental animation. Eyeworks focuses on animated films that express singular creative vision, personal dedication, and imaginative technical approaches. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by filmmakers Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, Eyeworks has presented screenings in Stockholm, Helsinki, Zagreb, and Bologna; as part of the Animation Block Party, the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo; and at CalArts, Dartmouth College and VCU.

Note: Eyeworks Festival programs contain adult themes and adult content. 

Shorts Program 1
3:00 PM, 70 mins, 16mm and video

Sam Bell, Krell Experiment Recording 7, 2017
Robert Darroll, Feng Huang, 1998
Simon Gerbaud, saVer, 2014
Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic, 2017
Shelley Lake, Polly Gone, 1988
Ruth Lingford, What She Wants, 1994
Jaakko Pallasvuo, Soft Body Goal, 2017
Sabrina Ratté, Créteil, 2017
Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott, Eat Your Secrets, 2017
Hans Richter,
Filmstudie, 1926
Johan Rijpma, Extrapolate, 2017
Nora Rodriguez, Animation That Makes A Sculpture, 2016
Jan Svankmajer, A Game With Stones, 1965

Shorts Program 2
5:00 PM, 70 mins, 16mm and video

Wojciech Bąkowski, Dry Standpipe, 2013
Elisabeth Belliveau, Troisième, 2017
Chris Bishop, No Stories Now, 2017
Jon Gillie, Austerity Cycle, 2016
Lauren Gregory, Tussle, 2016
Barbara Hammer, No No Nooky T.V., 1987
Lilian Hardouineau, Invocation, 2017
Sarina Nihei, Rabbits Blood, 2017
Pat O’Neill, Easyout, 1972
Ben Russell, Black & White Trypps #1, 2005
Ted Wiggin, Lo, 2017
Run Wrake, Jukebox, 1994

Festival guest: Jacolby Satterwhite
8:00 PM, 120 mins

New and recent works will be screened, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Jacolby Satterwhite’s screening is sponsored by the Experimental Animation Visiting Artist Series at CalArts. 

The 2017 Eyeworks Festival is co-curated by directors Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré.

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SAT 10/21
3:00 pm
$12  $9$6
SAT 10/21
5:00 pm
$12  $9$6
SAT 10/21
8:00 pm
$12  $9$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff