Push and Pull: Films by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart


GIF from Ode to Lumpy,  Lilli Carré 2014

Edge of Frame presents
Push and Pull: Films by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart
Close-Up Film Centre
8pm, Sunday 11th December 2016
With Alexander Stewart in person

Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart are acclaimed artists, filmmakers, designers, animators and curators. They have each created unique and substantial bodies of work, utilising a diverse range of techniques including drawn, digital, photocopied and computer generated animation as well as live action film, ceramics, printmaking and comics. This final programme in the Edge of Frame Weekend is an opportunity to see a selection of their extraordinary moving image works, produced both individually and collaboratively.

Lilli and Alexander are co-directors of Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation, drawing on the lineage of avant-garde cinema as well as the tradition of classic character animation and cartooning. A specially curated Eyeworks programme featuring works by Robert Breer, Oliver Laric, Jim Trainor and others, plays at Whitechapel Gallery on Saturday 10th December as part of the Edge of Frame: Journeys into Experimental Animation day-long screening event.

carre_stewart_cruxfilm_colorcorrectedCrux Film, Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, 2013

Lilli Carré (1983, Los Angeles, California) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her animated films have shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Animator Festival Poznan Poland, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the International Festival Rotterdam. In 2010 she co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation with Alexander Stewart. Her comics and illustration work have appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Solo exhibitions of her work were recently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Western Exhibitions, and the Columbus Museum of Art. She has an MFA in Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alexander Stewart (1981, Mobile, Alabama) received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His short films have screened internationally, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Image Forum in Japan. He is co-founder of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, and curated the film and video screening series at Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago from 2006 to 2013. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the experimental animation program at CalArts.


Lilli Carré – Jill (2016)
Lilli Carré – What (2015)
Lilli Carré – The Negotiation (2013)
Lilli Carré – Birds of New York (2015)
Lilli Carré – Ode to Lumpy (2014)
Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart – Crux Film (2013)
Alexander Stewart and Peter Miller – Very Similar To (2009)
Alexander Stewart – 100 Foot Pull (2010)
Alexander Stewart – Fort Morgan (2014)
Alexander Stewart – Errata (2005)
Alexander Stewart – Here There (2015)

Very Similar To, Alexander Stewart & Peter Miller, 2009