Animated Animalia

A program of animated films about animals
6 films
On Friday, February 9th, 2024, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a program of animated films about animals from the Coop's collection, curated by Chris Stoddard!

Films

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    Turtle Dreams
    Animation
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Turtle Dreams
    Robert Withers

    16mm, black and white, optical sound, 11 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Literarature / Theater
    • Dance
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    Meow, Meow
    Animation
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Meow, Meow
    Yvonne Andersen

    16mm, color, sound, 6.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
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    Chicken
    Animation
    Experimental

    Chicken
    Emily Breer

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 6.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Found Footage
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    The Neighborhood Cat
    Animation
    Experimental

    The Neighborhood Cat
    Sarah Jane Lapp

    16mm, black and white, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Arts / Artists
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Moonbird
    Animation

    Moonbird
    Faith Hubley

    color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Children / Youth
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    Flying Fur
    Animation
    Experimental

    Flying Fur
    George Griffin

    16mm, color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Dance

Description

On Friday, February 9th, 2024, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a program of animated films about animals from the Coop's collection, curated by Chris Stoddard!

Animation provides an ideal way to explore animal life and has been the preserve of mainstream cinema through legendary animation studios throughout the 20th century. As any armchair historian of experimental animation knows, the topics, techniques, and interests of mainstream and experimental animators have consistently overlapped throughout history. Both constituents use techniques such as the incorporation of hand-painted frames; collage; tinting and rapid-fire editing to explore, empathize, and make symbolic our relationship to the animal world. Spanning over 40 years, here I have selected a handful of films from the FMC Collection that capture the wonder of the nonhuman animal and our interaction with it. Covering a variety of modes and practices, the films assembled here touch on all manner of beasts real and imagined (including birds, mice, turtles, chickens, and cats) and engage with them in playful, profound, and aesthetically pleasing ways.

PROGRAM:

  1. Turtle Dreams, Robert Withers and Meredith Monk1987, 16mm, 11 mins.
  2. Meow, Meow, Yvonne Andersen and Red Grooms, 1970, 16mm, 6.5 mins.
  3. Chicken, Emily Breer, 1981, 16mm, 6.5 mins.
  4. The Neighborhood Cat, Sarah Jane Lapp, 1999, 16mm, 3 mins.
  5. Moonbird, Faith and John Hubley, 1959, 16mm, 10 mins.
  6. Flying Fur, George Griffin, 1981, 16mm, 7 mins.