Still from Form Phases IV (1954) by Robert Breer
“I’d really like to have my films go ‘Fvoom!’ just like that – one split second… But somehow, that’s not the way perception works.” – Robert Breer
It is 10 years since the artist, filmmaker and animator Robert Breer died, and his impact on experimental animation practice is greater than ever. During his lengthy artistic career Breer collaborated with the likes of Jean Tinguely and Claes Oldenberg, created kinetic sculptures that moved at an almost imperceptible rate, and produced more than 40 influential and groundbreaking films. As part of London International Animation Festival 2021, Edge of Frame presents two programmes exploring Breer’s substantial legacy. The first programme; Fvoom! The Animated Films of Robert Breer brings together a selection of his seminal works of experimental animation, which collide radical discontinuity with cartooning and found materials, formally daring one moment, daftly humorous the next. The second; After Images, presents a range of work by contemporary animation artists who have built on his myriad formal and conceptual innovations, taking his lead into unexpected new directions. This programme shows the acute relevance Breer’s work continues to have for artists working with animation in an uncertain and unpredictable world.
After Images (with filmmaker Q&A) – FULL PROGRAMME INFO HERE
Cinema screening: Close Up, London Sat Nov 27, 2021 3PM – Tickets + info
Online screening: Viewable for 48 hours from Sat Nov 27, 2021 3PM GMT – BOOK HERE