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Eyeworks: Steven Subotnick

Eyeworks: Steven Subotnick
This is the seventh installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Steven Subotnick is well known as an animator and teacher. His writing, teaching and ongoing commitment to formal and narrative experimentation in his animation work make him a real kindred spirit for Eyeworks, and we included his... 

Eyeworks: Zeitguised

Eyeworks: Zeitguised
This is the sixth installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Coming across this piece a few years ago was eye-opening. We were excited to see artists working with contemporary 3D animation tools to produce animation as unique, challenging and aesthetically appealing as this. 3D animation obviously... 

Eyeworks: Paul Bush

Eyeworks: Paul Bush
This is the fifth installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. This film uses an animation technique called replacement animation, which involves replacing objects with different objects from one frame to the next. It’s a technique that’s usually less known to casual animation fans than hand-drawn,... 

Eyeworks: Jonathan Hodgson

Eyeworks: Jonathan Hodgson
This is the forth installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. We first found Jonathan Hodgson’s work in a book called Animation Unlimited by Helen Walters, which we would recommend to anyone looking for an introduction to a wide range of experimental animation. Hodgson’s adaptation of a Charles... 

Eyeworks: David O’Reilly

Eyeworks: David O'Reilly
This is the third installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. When we were planning the first Eyeworks festival in 2010, we had both recently been fascinated by the work of Irish animator David O’Reilly, and we thought he would be really interesting to have at the festival in person. O’Reilly... 

Eyeworks: LMNO

Eyeworks: LMNO
This is the second installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.  Robert Breer. LMNO (film still), 1978. As mentioned in our first post on Sally Cruikshank, when we launched the Eyeworks Festival, we kept the work of two filmmakers in mind to define a spectrum of animation that we were interested in.... 

Eyeworks: Make Me Psychic

Eyeworks: Make Me Psychic
This is the first installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lille Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. To launch our series on Sixty Inches From Center, we thought we would start with two filmmakers whose work we took as the “patron saints” of the festival’s curatorial spirit. The first individual is underground legend Sally Cruikshank.... 

Avant-garde Animation Finds a Home

Avant-garde Animation Finds a Home
Now in its third year, the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is the creation of artists Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré. In the coming months, with their help, we will be featuring various animated works from the festival on Sixty Inches. To kick off this collaboration, I spoke with Alexander and Lilli to learn about their passion for animation and their work with Eyeworks. Zachary Johnson... 

Artists at Play: Claudia Hart’s Sensitive 3D

Artists at Play: Claudia Hart's Sensitive 3D
From character rigging to texturing, in the multibillion dollar commercial 3D game design industry an abundance of meticulous considerations are taken daily. But among the vast parts that comprise this machine, one detail has been historically neglected–gender sensitivity. Artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago instructor Claudia Hart utilizes 3D animation technology to respond to... 

Artists at Play: Patrick Lichty in the Virtual Realm

Artists at Play: Patrick Lichty in the Virtual Realm
The year is 2072. The world is a post-apocalyptic dystopia. Entire cities are in shambles from tactical nukes. Seven giant mega-corporations rein over powerless governments, and technology has advanced the internet to a vast 3-D matrix. Meanwhile, DNA mutations are sprinkling populations with magic-wielding “metahumans.” This is the world of Shadowrun, a role-playing game where cyberpunk and... 
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