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An Islington Resident

Documentary Film
UK
2010
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Max Colson
Max Colson
Inkliing
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson devotes a photo series and a short documentary to the London rapper Melanin 9. The black musician is a highly critical observer of how the British hip-hop scene reaffirms media stereotypes. Colson is faced with a similar problem: How can he adequately portray his protagonist in documentary terms?

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2019
Call of Beauty Brenda Lien

“Gloria Kosmetika” – radiant and confident, two women promote cosmetic products on their video channel, along the lines of: You’re naturally beautiful, but there’s room for improvement.

Call of Beauty

Animated Film
Germany
2016
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Lena Reidt, Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Laura Krestan, Kim Lotte Stöber
Anabel Möbius, Lili Ullrich
“Gloria Kosmetika” – radiant and confident, two women promote cosmetic products on their video channel, along the lines of: You’re naturally beautiful, but there’s room for improvement. Backstage and in leisurewear at the editing computer, storms of doubt are coming up: influencer or servant of the machinery? This web space odyssey of the 2010s ends with a trip through an animated product galaxy.

André Eckardt

Call of Comfort

Animated Film
Germany
2018
9 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien, Tim Seger
Brenda Lien
Leonie Link, Julia Merkschien, Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Lena Beck, Brenda Lien, Christopher Weingarten
A fixed, subjective camera. Confidentially but resolutely, a young woman leans toward us and begins the personality optimisation treatment. “Update installed”. Immovable, helpless, chipped for the future, all data capitalised. “Accept”. Wellness turns into science fiction horror, cosmetic gold dust into a toxic threat. The belated victory of HAL 9000.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2019
Call of Cuteness Brenda Lien

Cat videos are an epidemic. They are a tool to generate attention and clicks. They demonstrate how a creature becomes a control element for human fits of emotion.

Call of Cuteness

Animated Film
Germany
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Brenda Lien
Oliver Rossol
Cats are highly individual creatures. Cat videos are an epidemic. They are a tool to generate attention and clicks. They demonstrate how a creature becomes a body object and control element for human fits of emotion. Brenda Lien offers a drastic parody of this video language. The pain of abuse goes deep under a skin of amazing graphic design.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Collection AR Face Filters Aaron Jablonski
Confusing swarm of echoes or spiky punk – immaterial masks, hovering between fashion and art, conceal as much as they reveal about their wearers.
2020
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Collection AR Face Filters

Collection AR Face Filters
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

Painting, virtual sculptures, technophile hybrids of reality and illusion – Aaron Jablonski has been creating mobile face filters for social media channels since 2018. Sometimes they form a confusing swarm of echoes around a head, sometimes they come as spiky digital punk. His immaterial masks, hovering between fashion and art, conceal as much as they reveal about their wearers.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2019
Construction Lines Max Colson

The luxury real estate project in London goes three floors deep underground. The neighbours imagine perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes.

Construction Lines

Animated Film
UK
2017
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
The luxury real estate project of a foreign multimillionaire in London goes three floors deep underground and offers lots of food for bizarre speculations among the neighbours. Using the “SketchUp” planning software, Max Colson visualises all the perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes imagined by the concerned citizens. The cropped 3D model drifts untethered in the vacuum of prejudice.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Into Into Aaron Jablonski
During a ramble through the forest we see video colour fringes break through the canopy. Hallucinogenic data errors drag like scrapers across a discarded layer of paint.
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Into Into

Into Into
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2016
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

During a ramble through the forest we see video colour fringes break through the shadows of the canopy. Rolls of thunder and birdsong spread as a deep red pixel moss carpet. Ambient sounds creep up from the distance to filter the visual world. Hallucinogenic data errors drag like scrapers across a discarded layer of paint. The forest becomes a cathedral for the eyes and ears.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Kinect Particles Aaron Jablonski
The fascinating virtual sculptures of a deep scan are moulded and pulverized to electronic beats: waves of millions of luminescent coloured microbodies.
2020
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Kinect Particles

Kinect Particles
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Aaron Jablonski
Steffen Berkhahn
Tim Scherret
Ana Ofak
Tim Novikov
Aaron Jablonski
Tim Novikov
Aaron Jablonski
Giusy Amoroso
Bjorn Debergh
Aaron Jablonski

An infrared dot pattern scans body shapes to supply system information for fascinating volume images. The space casts are virtual sculptures, mouldable, with unstable aggregate states. DJ Dixon’s “Transmoderna” performance is pulverized to the beats of Mëhill’s track “Through Withdrawals”: waves of millions of luminescent coloured microbodies against a black infinity.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2019
Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups [excerpt] Max Colson

A housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture.

Le Medina: Notes from the Focus Groups [excerpt]

Animated Film
UK
2016
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
From “Le Medina” to “Le Medi” – a housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture. Speech bubbles with comments by potential buyers are crowded between the lines of the drawing. For all their love of the exotic – the acceptance of foreign lifestyles only reaches as far as the Mediterranean.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Pyramid Aaron Jablonski
A camera flight around a free-standing rock gets stuck in the moving image. Data smears and artefacts accumulate like layers of sediment and create new formations.
2019
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Pyramid

Pyramid
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2019
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

Our hovering gaze circles a free-standing rock on a wide plain. The recording gets stuck. At ever shorter intervals the massive rock formation breaks out of the solidifying background until data smears and artefacts accumulate as fine digital sediment layers and congeal into new formations. The video signal interference acts like a primal force of geological history.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Something About Silence Patrick Buhr
Life instructions from nowhere: “Take a deep breath, say YEEES!” But the anonymous guru becomes a chattering flâneur through his own psychedelic universe of problems.
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Something About Silence

Something About Silence
Patrick Buhr
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2015
13 minutes
English,
Korean

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Patrick Buhr
Ute Dilger
Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Marvin Horsch
Donghee Nam
Jonathan Kastl
Erik Hansen
Vanja Smiljanić
Sina Seifee
Lia Sudermann
Matthias Conrady
Patrick Buhr

A voice from nowhere proclaims life instructions: “Take a deep breath, say YEEES! … and stop being boring!” But rules and authority gradually elude the anonymous instructor. He becomes a chattering, contradictory flâneur through the universe of his problem-fraught private affairs. Those therapy units have a really sneaky design.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2019
The Green and Pleasant Land Max Colson

The British pillar box has long faded from former glory. And so has the whole Kingdom. In his live animation, Max Colson recreates a seemingly factual United Kingdom.

UK

UK
2018

The Green and Pleasant Land

Animated Film
UK
2018
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Max Colson
Max Colson
Kevin MacLeod
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
The British pillar box has long faded from former glory. And so has the whole Kingdom. In his live animation, Max Colson recreates a seemingly factual, infographic United Kingdom. He chooses figures and textures from digital libraries and scales them into a quirky virtual paradise that is brexitarily susceptible to arbitrary shifts of meaning.

André Eckardt
Animation Perspectives 2020
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The Train, the Forest Patrick Buhr
A pylon waves its tentacles. The gaze tries to bring order to the jumble of lines and sketches anew what can be assembled from the remnants of perception.
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The Train, the Forest

The Train, the Forest
Patrick Buhr
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2017
3 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Kaloyan Dimitrov
Patrick Buhr

The gaze follows a line of trees and tries to visually order near and distant branches. A jumble of lines sketchily leaves behind what is and sketchily captures what can be assembled from the remnants of perception. Hand-drawn lines conquer the third dimension with digital crackling. A pylon waves its tentacles.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár David OReilly
A computer animated music clip to dark breakcore beats celebrates effects and mysticism. But suddenly the abrasions of a vulnerable digital DNA are revealed.
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Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár

Venetian Snares: Szamár Madár
David OReilly
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Ireland
2005
4 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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David OReilly
David OReilly
David OReilly
David OReilly

Celtic cult sites communicate effectively with the cosmos, the terrestrial darkness is churned by energy fields and sunrays. Even in one of his earliest works – a video clip for breakcore pioneer Venetian Snares – David OReilly dissects the myth of a homogenous CGI world, revealing the abrasions of a vulnerable digital DNA.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Animation Perspectives 2020
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Virtual Void Aaron Jablonski
An Instagram user surface ripples, turns into a graceful feedback vortex and attempts to impress in virtual space. Its motif: the absence of a photographic object.
2019
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Virtual Void

Virtual Void
Aaron Jablonski
Animation Perspectives 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2019
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski
Aaron Jablonski

An Instagram user surface ripples, turns into a feedback vortex and attempts to impress in virtual space. Every segment is an aesthetically arranged repetition. We catch a brief glimpse of the alleged visual content: in a film studio, equipment and a white background are lurking for their photographic object. Absence is staged as a motif that feeds the vain social media channel.

André Eckardt
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries