Exploding Mind! Abstract/Experimental



Hollywood Theatre Thu, May 12, 2016 7:00 PM
Series:NW Animation Fest


Thursday, May 12 at 7:00pm  |  $9


Throw out the rules of traditional filmmaking! Inspired animation architects build hovering fourth-dimensional forms. Morphing imaginations teeter between the psychedelic and psychotic. Spiritual insights beyond the grasp of words coalesce into truly original aesthetic experience. Dizzying but never dull — do you dare touch the exploding mind?


Here's some of what you'll see: Notoriously witty animator Andreas Hykade invites us to help him remember the secret of the universe. Wild and beautiful dancing doodles caper in musical delight. A grand piano dangles from balloons over the ocean, the man with a birdcage head struggles to reclaim it. Found photos of tourists vacationing at the Parthenon are reconstructed into an eerie portrait of crowd-sourced consciousness. Riffing off Stravinky's avant-garde masterpiece, Rite of Spring, a contemporary techno-anarchist explodes the conventions of CG animation by intentionally breaking rigs and glitching renders, revealing an acid-trip vision of Advanced Truth.




The Northwest Animation Festival (May 9-15) showcases visionary worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories, and outlandish oddities from around the globe. See the year's best international shorts, selected from over 1300 submissions. Explore seven special topic screenings. Participate in conversations with filmmakers. Play at late night after-parties. If you're an animation-lover, this is the must-see event of 2016!


For the complete festival schedule, please visit: www.nwanimationfest.com.