Female Surrealist Cinema: Animation
In conjunction with the exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, LACMA will survey more than thirty-years of experimental filmmaking by women that delves into a rich netherworld of dark memories, primal sensations, double worlds, and marvelous visions.
The first program will focus on works of animation and will feature a hand-painted dreamscape by Suzan Pitt (whose Asparagus was double-billed with Eraserhead in the late 1970s), Daina Krumin’s fungal phantasmagoria Babobilicons, stop-motion nocturnes by Janie Geiser, Gunvor Nelson’s vibrant collage Field Study #2, and Mound, Allison Schulnik’s claymation pageant of melting ghouls and banshees set to music by Scott Walker.
Mound (2011/color/4 min./digital) by Allison Schulnik
Babobilicons (1982/color/16 min.) by Daina Krumins, 35mm print courtersy of Academy Film Archive
Field Study #2 (1988/color/8 min.) by Gunvor Nelson
The Fourth Watch (2000/color/10 min.) by Janie Geiser, 16mm print courtesy of Academy Film Archive
Immer Zu (1997/b&w/8 min.) by Janie Geiser, 16mm print courtesy of Academy Film Archive
Asparagus (1979/color/20 min.) by Suzan Pitt
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