|Clark Art Screens Experimental Animation Short Films
|11:27AM / Friday, January 27, 2023
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Feb. 2 at 7 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens a selection of short films covering experimental animation from the 1960s and '70s in its auditorium.
The showing is the third event in the Clark's Film and Drawing series, inspired by the exhibition, "Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France," on view through March 12.
According to a press release:
In the midst of the Cold War, animation artists explored alternative realities. Their artistic explorations enabled them to venture outside of the ideological boundaries of international politics. Some of these realities reached back to fairytales, like the animations of the Soviet Union's Yuri Norstein. Other artists, like the Canadian-Scottish animator Norman McLaren, pursued abstraction, looking for basic first principles that might be shared across the animation frame.
Run time: approx. 90 min
Admission to the Clark is free through March 2023. No registration is required. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events
The final screening in the Film and Drawing series is "Persepolis" on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 pm in the Clark's auditorium.