FEB. 19, SHOW CAVE (LA) – FLOATING WORLD ANIMATION FEST PRESENTS DMTV

Floating World Animation Fest returns with a new name and trippier mission. We’ve dug even deeper into the vaults of psychedelic animation to curate a heroic dose of visionary video art for this year’s animation fest.

For our fourth annual animation fest it was time to focus on what we liked best from previous shows and continue to seek out films that really embrace the infinite mysteries that resonate with us. The result is DMTV, a program that goes further into experimental realms of video art and abstract visuals.

DMTV trailer – Floating World Animation Fest, Holocene, Oct. 13th 2010 from Floating World Comics on Vimeo.

LISTING INFORMATION:

WHO: Films by: Barry Doupe, Michael Robinson, Jesus Rivera, Jacob Ciocci, King Terry, Dash Shaw, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Amy Lockhart, Milton Croissant,  QS Vore Guy, James Mercer, David O’Reilly, Eurico Coelho, Yoshi Sodeoka

WHAT: FWC’s 4th annual animation fest

WHEN: Saturday, February 19th, 8pm – midnight

WHERE: Show Cave, 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

COST: $5, 21+

Highlights of this year’s program include:

Travel, aka The Trip (1973) – Kihachiro Kawamoto studied puppet animation in Prague in 1963 before going on to create his own haunting puppet and cut-out animations drawing from his own Japanese heritage. Travel depicts the journey of a young girl into the Dali-esque landscape of her own psyche.

Apeiron (1996) – Eurico Coelho depicts a modern technological labyrinth where society has surrendered to the cold lamps of their computer screens. The entirety of this ten minute film was animated on a Commodore Amiga 4000, giving the film a completely fresh aesthetic that has outlived the technology with which it was created.

The Peace Tape (2008) – With a title hearkening back to the analog era, The Peace Tape is a frenetic remix of old and new “found” video. Culling his sources from thrift stores (countless straight-to-VHS childrens’ programs), the Internet (a single YouTube clip featuring “dog in a dog costume”), and his own designs (flash animation of eyes and mouths, subliminal flickers of text), Ciocci concentrates hours of light entertainment into a dense, four-minute block. Saved from total sensory overload by the musical logic of Extreme Animals’ “A Better Way,” The Peace Tape is cryptic, hypnotic (and above all), empathetic. “Culture is out of control,” Ciocci explains, “but it is ok.”

The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D (2009) – This original animated web series is based on graphic novelist and comic book artist Dash Shaw’s latest book of the same title. Shaw’s animation has been widely praised for its eclectic style, innovative design and emotional depth.

(poster design by Drew Marshall)

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
Director: Michael Robinson
US (2007), 4:23
http://www.poisonberries.net/

HYPNOTIZE
Director: Jesus Rivera
Music: Vandal Cock
US (2010), 2:37
http://demonbabies.com/

THE PEACE TAPE
Director: Jacob Ciocci
Music: Extreme Animals
US (2008), 4:03
http://www.jacobciocci.org/

SEX MACHINE
Director: King Terry & Shinya Tsukamoto
Music: Milton Wright
Japan, 3:00
https://www.pictureboxinc.com/artists-authors/king-terry-1

THE UNCLOTHED MAN IN THE 35TH CENTURY
Director: Dash Shaw
Animation: Jane Samborski and Dash Shaw
Sound: James Lucido
US (2009), 7:40
http://www.dashshaw.com/

TRAVEL (aka THE TRIP)
Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Japan (1973), 12:16
http://www.midnighteye.com/interviews/kihachiro_kawamoto.shtml

DIZZLER: MASKHERAID TRAILER
Director: Amy Lockhart
Music: Terry Piercey
US (2010), 2:17
http://amylogheart.blogspot.com/

SUMMER HITZ 20XX
Director: Milton Croissant
US (2010), 2:21
http://www.mmciii.com/

DANGER AT BEACH SNAKE LAKE
Director: QS Vore Guy
US (2009), 6:33
qsvgitguy@gis.net

STARGATE SG-47719
Director: James Mercer
US (2010), 11:38
http://www.james.trummerkind.com/

OCTOCAT ADVENTURES
Director: David O’Reilly
UK (2007), 4:50
http://www.davidoreilly.com/

APEIRON
Director: Eurico Coelho
Music: Carlos Curto
Portugal (1998), 12:27
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=legohist#p/u/45/dGxZ4K-J5YE

PSYCHEDELIC DEATH VOMIT (SLIGHT RETURN 3D)
Director: Yoshi Sodeoka
Music: Daron Murphy
US (2010), 4:21
http://www.sodeoka.com/

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