Persistence of Vision

 Still from Dogs Minds Gone Too Far (2018) by Peter Millard

Persistence of Vision
+ Q&A with filmmakers
BFI Southbank, Friday 2nd March, 18.15
Introduced by Curator Edwin Rostron
(Combined ticket with Between the Frames available by phone booking only: 020 7928 3232)

The opening film programme of the Edge of Frame Weekend 2018 brings together a diverse selection of boundary-crossing independent and experimental animation from around the world, mixing brand new and recent work with classics and rarely-seen gems. From paper cut-outs to cutting edge digital animation, this programme displays the incredible ambition and vision of animated art.

The Edge of Frame Weekend 2018 is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Royal College of Art, and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Johan Rijpma
Japan / The Netherlands 2016 2’
A line is extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement causes deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

Jeu (Play)
Georges Schwizgebel
Switzerland 2006 4′
A visual and musical game which builds and destroys itself on the speed rhythm of Serge Prokofiev’s Scherzo to Piano Concerto No.2

Lilli Carré
USA 2017 4’32
Everything leaks at least a little.

Natalia Stuyk
UK 2018 2’15
A film about the permanence of the digital expression: a gift of morphing flower forms, never decaying or fading away, an eternal expression of gratitude.

Jan Švankmajer
Czechoslovakia 1989 7’
A satirical allegory on the process of evolution.

Eat Your Secrets (UK PREMIERE)
Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke
USA 2017 4’08
The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking.

Warmth of Your Body Can Save Me
Lyudmila Severtseva
Russia 2016 1’32
“These frames were spontaneous, one a logical continuation of another. They look like my feelings, every feeling changes so quickly and is transformed in different ways.” – LM

The Lingerie Show
Laura Harrison
USA 2015 8’
Drug-addict Lorraine and her boyfriend Caesar are having a nightmarish 24 hours until Lorraine calls up her sister, CiCi, for help.

A Long Dream
Hoji Tsuchiya
Germany 2017 4’25
A boy who lives in the city forgets that he is a bird, and has a long dream in a train heading to a construction site. A consideration of the parallel world which exists inside people and plants. Music video for Se So Neon.

Henry’s Kittens
Henry Waller and Amy Lockhart
Canada 2014 1’14
Based on a vision Henry Waller had and told Amy Lockhart about when he was 4 years old. Amy then animated it using sounds of Lecie and the Waller’s cats and cat like sounds. Created in DPaint animation program.

Julian Gallese
Costa Rica / Canada 2014 3’28
A bird in the water and an ocean liner.

Set in Motion
Jane Aaron
USA 1986 4’
A rhythmic free-flowing vision of captured moments from daily life culminates in a visual punchline… the overwhelming accumulation of clutter from the day (and from making this movie).

dogs minds gone too far (WORLD PREMIERE)
Peter Millard
UK 2018 6’07
Dogs minds is fragile. When pushed too far there’s no going back.

Still Life
Mehdi Shiri
Iran 2016 4’
Any ”thing” that has something to do with your life has a story of you inside of it.

Feng Huang
Robert Darroll
Germany 1986-1988 10’
Made following two years in Korea, this is the second part of Darroll’s Korean Trilogy.

Moonlit Night and Opal
ShiShi Yamazaki
Japan 2015 3’23
Half asleep with my eyes closed, my conscience flies beyond time and space and I transform myself to all the life forms existing. I become the universe and the universe becomes me, until I fall asleep…. It is a song to pray for the existence of heart and soul at an awakening.

Still from Hold Me I’m Yours (2018) by Natalia Stuyk