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MCA Screen
Eyeworks Festival

Tue, Nov 11, 2014, 6–8 pm

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation returns for its fifth annual festival this November with four screenings of experimental animation. Blending an appreciation of classical animation with the sensibilities of avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics, the Eyeworks programs showcase abstract animation, surreal narratives, and unconventional character animation.

The festival opens with a program at the MCA on Tuesday, November 11. Highlights include Snow Hut by emerging talent Yoriko Mizushiri; Marey<->Moiré, a legendary experiment in cinematic perception and phasing by Dutch filmmaker Joost Rekveld, shown on 35 mm; and Jeu de Paume by Joshua Mosley, which was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Eyeworks was founded in 2010 by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré. In addition to an annual festival in Chicago, Eyeworks has also presented programs in the US in Minneapolis, Brooklyn, Richmond, and at Dartmouth College; and internationally in Stockholm; Helsinki; Rijeka, Croatia; and Amiens, France. Chicago’s CINE-FILE called Eyeworks “a world-class, exceptionally curated showcase,” and the Chicagoist praised Eyeworks for presenting “magical programs from the newest territories and the most overlooked corners of the animation universe.”

Festival directors Lilli Carre and Alexander Stewart will introduce the screening in person.


Florence Miailhe, Hammam
1992, 8 minutes 37 seconds

Joost Rekveld, Marey<->Moiré
1999, 21 minutes

Georges Schwizgebel, Jeu
2006, 4 minutes

Hoji Tsuchiya, Black Long Skirt
2010, 8 minutes, 58 seconds

Eri Kawaguchi, Flower and Steam
2013, 4 minutes 5 seconds

Joung Yumi, Love Games
2013, 15 minutes

Yoriko Mizushiri, Snow Hut
2014, 5 minutes 22 seconds

Jake Fried, Headspace
2014, 1 minute

Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume
2014, 2 minutes 50 seconds

Johan Rijpma, Descent
2014, 1 minut, 24 seconds

Zeitguised, Birds
2014, 1 minute, 30 seconds

Total Running Time: 74 minutes

NOTE: The Eyeworks program may be best for mature audiences. One of the films also includes a strobe light.

Eyeworks continues with screenings at the Nightingale Cinema (1084 North Milwaukee Avenue) Friday–Saturday, November 14–15.