A child beams with joy at his balloon. Not for long, because the round red friend on the line has some mean ideas of his own about how to play with the little cutie. Don Hertzfeldt’s classic of black humoured drawn animation.
Film was long considered a medium of mass education in which talking heads explained the world. Cathy Joritz gleefully scratches the surface of these claims of authority, etching playful visual comments into the emulsion.
A film of unfulfilled dreams. Naomi Uman removed the objects of desire from a 1970s porn movie. Using nail polish remover and bleach, she made the women’s bodies invisible, frame by frame. What’s left is a phantom.