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Homage Brothers Quay 2019
De Artificiali Perspectiva or Anamorphosis Brothers Quay

At the time when the world was discovered, anamorphosis formed a counterpoint to natural representation in Renaissance painting.

UK

UK
1991

De Artificiali Perspectiva or Anamorphosis

Animated Film
UK
1991
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
Leszek Jankowski
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay, Roger Cardinal
Larry Sider, Colin Martin
Witold Schejbal
Brothers Quay
At the time when the world was discovered, anamorphosis formed a counterpoint to natural representation in Renaissance painting. Forms are undistorted and decoded into a meaningful image only from a certain perspective. A captivating filmic exploration of a phenomenon that, like animation, reveals a different reality by deceiving the eye.

André Eckardt
Homage Brothers Quay 2019
In Absentia Brothers Quay

The pain-driven state of mind of a woman who was undergoing psychiatric treatment. Convulsive writing movements, black graphite and surging sounds of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

UK

UK
2000

In Absentia

Animated Film
UK
2000
20 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Atelier Koninck QbfZ, BBC, Pipeline Films!
Brothers Quay
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Marlene Kaminsky
The Prinzhorn Collection contains two closely written pages of imploring repetitions of words by a woman who was undergoing psychiatric treatment in the 1910s. Her pain-driven state of mind “materialises” in the film in convulsive writing movements, in the black graphite of the pen and in animated shapes of light set to the surging sounds of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

André Eckardt

Maska

Animated Film
Poland,
UK
2010
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Se-ma-for Film Production, Polish Cultural Institute
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Janusz Czubak
Brothers Quay
The king watches the creation of his android through the eye of a window. The “thing” discovers itself as a female, sentient being, but recognises that it is only a perfectly programmed seduction machine for court intrigues. To accompany Stanislav Lem’s tale, the Brothers Quay develop stylised stages that end in nothingness. They are populated by puppets who communicate – with glances of deception.

André Eckardt
Homage Brothers Quay 2019
Stille Nacht III: Tales from Vienna Woods Brothers Quay

The observation of a mechanical theatre of dreams, a strange ritual between a bodiless hand, a spoon and a deer turned into a table.

Stille Nacht III: Tales from Vienna Woods

Animated Film
UK
1992
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Sounds of unknown origin appear in the white noise of radio waves, incomprehensible and yet moving. A shot rings out in a seemingly forgotten archive, half chamber, half forest. The filmic observation of a mechanical theatre of dreams, a strange ritual between a bodiless hand, a spoon and a deer turned into a table in suspension.

André Eckardt
Homage Brothers Quay 2019
Stille Nacht IV: Can’t Go Wrong Without You Brothers Quay

While Alice is trying to escape from the physical world, the rabbit nibbles at the skin wings of the anatomical angel and defends an egg in a bird’s cage against the devil.

Stille Nacht IV: Can’t Go Wrong Without You

Animated Film
UK
1993
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
His Name is Alive
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Shot in the aesthetics of the silent film era, this animated music video for the U.S. band “His Name Is Alive” weaves many icons of surrealism into a dark psychological, very physical incident. While Alice is trying to escape from the physical world, the rabbit nibbles at the skin wings of the anatomical angel and defends an egg in a bird’s cage against the devil.

André Eckardt

Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)

Animated Film
UK,
USA
2011
32 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

PRO BONO films, Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
Timothy Nelson
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay, David Spolum
Derek Jacobi
Brothers Quay
As students, the Brothers Quay visited the Mütter Museum with their drawing class – an extremely memorable experience. In the semi-dark, a world of things between science, art and life stories opened up. Forty years later, they put the focus on selected objects from the medical collection in Philadelphia.

André Eckardt