21Jun 2018
18:30 - 20:00

Stadtkino Basel

public filmscreening

Public event

(E)motion Pictures: Maria Lassnig‘s and American Animation in the 1970s

21. June, 18.30-20.00, public filmscreening, Stadtkino Basel, free entry

During her stay in New York from 1968 to 1980, Maria Lassnig learned the technique of animation, setting her drawings into motion. From the 1970s onwards, she continued her preoccupation with self-portraiture and body-awareness in animation, becoming a successful avant-garde filmmaker. Next to Suzan Pitt, she was one of the pioneers, who took up the subject of gender relations in animated film. Lassnig's work is regarded as a compelling force for the recognition of this underground genre in the fine arts.

Introduction Stefanie Proksch-Weilguni (eikones - Center for the Theory and History of the Image, Basel) 

Maria Lassnig, Selfportrait, 1971, 5 min, digital
Mary Beams, Tub film, 1972 1:46 min, 16mm
George Griffin, Head, 1975, 10:30 min, digital
Maria Lassnig, Stone Lifting. A Self Portrait in Progress, 1971-74, 7:04 min, digital*

Suzan Pitt, Crocus, 1971, 7 min, 16mm
Maria Lassnig, Couples, 1972, 10 min, digital
Mary Beams, Seed Reel 1, 1975, 4 min, 16mm
Lisa Crafts, Desire Pie, 1976, 5 min, digital
Maria Lassnig, Encounter, 1970, 1 min, digital*

Dancing Bodies
Maria Lassnig, Shapes, 1972, 10 min, digital
George Griffin, Trikfilm 1, 1972, 1 min, digital
Doris Chase, Circles II, Version II, 1972, 8 min, digital
Maria Lassnig, Black Dancer, 1974, 1 min, digital*

* Films are part of the newly restored series of films, Maria Lassnig: Films in Progress. Courtesy Maria Lassnig Foundation. Digitization by the Austrian Film Museum.

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