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Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation: Program Two

Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

The Eyeworks Festival is an annual screening series focusing on experimental animation presented by Pioneer Works. This year, Museum of the Moving Image hosts the New York presentation of the 2023 program (also showing at REDCAT in Los Angeles and Block Cinema in Chicago). 

Eyeworks focuses on works made by individual artists, drawing on the tradition of classic cartoon animation and the lineages of avant-garde and underground cinema. The aim of Eyeworks, founded in 2010, is to present works that engage the enormous potential inherent in the artform of animation, and to show pieces that use animation as part of distinctly personal, conceptual, exploratory, and critical practices. David OReilly, Lori Damiano, Nancy Andrews, Caleb Wood, Takeshi Murata, Martin Arnold, Jacolby Satterwhite, Naoyuki Tsuji, Janie Geiser, Laura Harrison, and Barry Doupé have been featured as festival guests, with retrospective screenings. The Eyeworks Festival is organized by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré and is presented by Pioneer Works. 

Pioneer Works Presents is the moniker used for Pioneer Works’ off-site programming production. Through Pioneer Works Presents, Pioneer Works extends its programming and artistic direction outside of its Red Hook walls to create ambitious concerts, performances, and exhibitions. 

Films include: 

The Critic 
Dir. Ernest Pintoff and Mel Brooks. 1963, 3:30 mins. DCP 

Prototypical Oppression/Obsession 
Dir. Lauren Kelley. 2009, 5 mins. Digital projection 

Dir. Arius Ziaee. 2023, 8 mins. Digital projection 

Shit Mom Animation 
Dir. Tala Madani. 2021, 8 mins. Digital projection 

Moving or Being Moved 
Dir. Sabine Gruffat. 2021, 11 mins. Digital projection 

Arrest in Flight 
Dir. Adrian Flury. 2021, 8 mins. Digital projection 

I Would’ve Been Happy 
Dir. Jordan Wong. 2023, 9 mins. Digital projection 

Dir. James Mercer and Yifan Jiang. 2022, 25 mins. Digital projection 

Total Running Time: 76 mins.

Also featuring:

Dir. Al Jarnow. 2023, 26 mins. Digital projection (looping before shorts programs) 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.