Abstract Art in Motion: The Best of the Punto Y Raya Festival + ScreenTalk with Noel Palazzo and Ana Santos (15*)

Part of LIAF 2017

A still from work from the Punto Y Raya Festival

Based in Barcelona but screening all over the world, The Punto Y Raya Festival has been called 'the most abstract festival in the world’ with its explorations into experimental narrative in animation.

Since its first festival in 2007, Punto Y Raya’s aim has been to bring together people from all over the world with the mottos 'Back to basics!' and 'Only via dots and lines!'

LIAF 2017 is very proud to present a screening of the Best of Punto Y Raya which will be introduced in person by the organisers, Noel Palazzo and Ana Santos, who will also take part in a ScreenTalk following the screening.

Please note this programme contains flashing sequences which may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

Ink meets blank

Rectangles, triangles and squares pulsate, move, penetrate and disintegrate.

Poland 2016 Dir Tymon Albrzykowski 5min

Proportion (Balance 5 of 5) 

A 5 piece video project made to be projected on 5 different buildings in Montreal. Harmony, stasis, proportion, tension and symmetry.

Canada 2015 Dir Daniel Iregui 5min

Line

A congregation of voices. Simplicity personified.

US 2014 Dir Steven Subotnick 2min

Fugue

A sublimely subtle interweaving of melody, composition and image.

France/Netherlands 2016 Dir Oerd van Cuijlenborg 6min

Vitreous

A riotously coloured nine-piece virtual sculpture resembling a Rorschach test on acid.

US/Germany 2015 Dir Robert Seidel 3min

Composition

Sound and image engraved directly onto film – so you can see the sound and hear the image.

Slovenia 2015 Dir Mitja Mancek 4min

The Boyg

Meet The Boyg: a coiling force that blocks your path and strangles ambition. Inspired by Norwegian mythology, lurking serpents, paralysing panic attacks, and The Great Boyg itself.

Norway 2016 Dir Kristian Pedersen 6min

Interference Oscillations 

A navigation through synchronisation, extreme dynamics and static moments, building up and breaking down the dimensions and characteristics of light, sound, and colour.

Canada 2016 Dir Matthew Biederman 4min

The Dancing Line

A line dances to a classic burlesque song while manipulating a small object.

US 2016 Dir Shelley Dodson 2min

Almost 1.0 

An abstract landscape created from several glitched VHS tapes.

Slovakia 2015 Dir Gábor Szûcs 4min

letters.EHO 

Inspired by early recordings of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and 1950s/60s graphic direct-to-camera film.

Poland 2016 Dir Aga Jarząb and Maciek Bączyk 4min

Cosmic Vagina

Op art imagery and electronic audio induce an immersive trip into metallic noise and feedback.

Italy 2009 Dir Luca Pertegato 5min

Jazz Orgie

A total explosion of dots, lines, planes and forms drowning in a jazz-filled choreographic world.

Germany 2015 Dir Irina Rubina 1min

SusY

The cosmos of the hypothetical Supersymmetry. Dark matter and energy, space and time, force and matter.

Austria 2016 Dir Barbara Doser 7min

Oneiria 

Painterly, abstract, dreamlike landscapes and found footage combine to reveal the ghost in the machine.

Belgium 2014 Dir Jeroen Cluckers 4min

Point

Abstract, drawn animation, commissioned for the Wilderness of Mirrors pavilion as part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale.

UK 2013 Dir Matt Abbiss 2min

Virtuos Virtuell 

Hand-crafted ink drawings inspired by the opera ‘The Alchymist’ by the early German romantic composer Louis Spohr.

Germany 2013 Dir Thomas Stellmach 7min

RGB Colour Model 

Based on the RGB (red-green-blue) colour model, this is a film that happens not just onscreen but in our neurons.

Spain 2016 Dir Blanca Rego Constela 5min
 

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