2022 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

2022 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

“An annual mind-melding cinematic spectacle not to be missed.” Anthology Film Archives

“An indispensable survey of the genre.” Cine-File Chicago


The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation returns to REDCAT for a day of screenings. Eyeworks, started in 2010 by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, is a curatorial project that is dedicated to exhibiting distinctive, personal, visionary experimental films that are animated.  The 2022 Eyeworks Festival features two programs of animated works and a retrospective screening of films from Canadian artist Barry Doupé. The two curated lineups of short films include classic and contemporary pieces that represent innovative work in a range of animation techniques: hand-drawn, CG, stop-motion, and digital methods. 

Over the past 15 years, Doupé has used computer animation to explore poetic, brutal, and absurdist spectacles, in a patient and uncompromising style that is immediately recognizable. Working with images and language derived from the subconscious, Doupé’s work is simultaneously unsettling and moving. His 2019 film Distracted Blueberry is a major work in the field of experimental animation; a 4.5 hour film about an avant-garde performance art band. Doupé’s work has been celebrated by major institutions around the world, including the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou, Whitechapel Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

In person: Barry Doupé

Curated by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré. The Jack H. Skirball Series is organized by Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas.

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This event has been postponed. 

This virtual screening is available for 24 hours after the event begins. Virtual screenings do not include access to pre or post event talks. 

Ticket sales for virtual events end two hours before the event begins.

In keeping with current LA County Public Health requirements and Music Center policy, and for the safety and comfort of our community, all patrons and guests must provide proof of full vaccination. All patrons and guests must also wear a mask while at REDCAT except when eating or drinking. 

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff