Herb Shellenberger

Graphic Hallucinations: Experimental Animation on Film
October 22–24, 2013
Molodist Film Festival
Kyiv, Ukraine

October 26–27, 2013
Donetsk, Ukraine

Curator and film projectionist from Philadelphia (USA), Herb Shellenberger, will present the selection of works by such master filmmakers as John Whitney, Rene Laloux, Norman McLaren, Len Lye and Oskar Fischinger.

IZOLYATSIA offers an opportunity to examine a number of animated films which were made and projected on celluloid film (35mm or 16mm) from across an 80-year period. Herb Shellenberger will conduct curator introductions before and talkbacks after each of the screenings. He will give background on the film, artists, their working methods, the history of this type of filmmaking, as well as many different techniques: painting on film, collage animation, pixilation, rotoscoping, direct animation, stop-motion animation, clay animation, painting on glass and so on.

This selection of films has been designed to primarily come from the distribution collections of MoMA and The Film-Makers’ Coop though many of the actual film prints are coming from the collection of International House Philadelphia.

Ai!, Yoji Kuri, 1963, Japan, 16mm, 5'
Allures, Jordan Belson, 1961, US, 16mm, 7’
Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, 1978, US, 16mm, 18'
The Cameraman’s Revenge, Wladislaw Starewicz, 1912, Russia, 16mm, 12’
A Colour Box, Len Lye, 1935, UK, 16mm, 3’
Composition in Blue, Oskar Fischinger, 1935, Germany, 16mm, 4’
Cosmic Ray, Bruce Conner, 1961, US, 16mm, 4’
Les Escargots, Rene Laloux, 1965, France, 16mm, 11’
Glens Falls Sequence, Douglas Crockwell, 1937/46, US, 16mm, 7’
Gulls and Buoys, Robert Breer, 1972, US, 16mm, 7’
Impetigo, James Duesing, 1983, US, 16mm, 5'
La Linea, Osvaldo Cavandoli, 1973, Italy, 16mm, 11’
Lines Vertical, Norman McLaren, 1960, Canada, 16mm, 6’
Matrix, John Whitney, 1971, US, 16mm, 6’
Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase, Joan C. Gratz, 1992, US, 16mm, 7’
Muratti Marches On!, Oskar Fischinger, 1934, Germany, 16mm, 3’
Neighbours, Norman McLaren, 1952, Canada, 16mm, 8’
OffOn, Scott Bartlett, 1972, US, 16mm, 9’
Quasi at the Quackadero, Sally Cruikshank, 1975, US, 16mm, 10'
Rhinoceros, Jan Lenica, 1964, Germany, 16mm, 11’
Seed Reel, Mary Beams, 1976, US, 16mm, 3’
Symphonie Diagonale, Viking Eggeling, 1924, Germany, 16mm, 5’
Two Space, Larry Cuba, 1979, US, 16mm, 8’