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Special Events: Spring 2017
Ciné-concert: Contemporary Experiments in Animation

May 6 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium
Andrew Simpson, piano
Nobue Matsuoka, percussion

Abstract animations by eleven artists are set to music by composer and pianist Andrew Simpson. The career of New Zealand’s celebrated kinetic sculptor, animator, and visual experimenter Len Lye (1901 – 1980) was the impetus for most of these recent works, including a premiere by artist Sharon Louden inspired by Lye’s classic Free Radicals. In addition to Free Radicals, A Colour Box, and Kaleidoscope by Lye, the afternoon includes works by contemporary artists Louden, Catherine Borg, Rico Gatson, David Brody, Amy Yoes, Jodie Mack, Sean Capone, Van McElwee, Marcin Giżycki, Kate Shepherd, and Anna K. E. (Total running time approximately 60 minutes) Special thanks to Sharon Louden, Vinson Valega, Vicki and Rob Frazer, and Andrew Simpson.  

Free Radicals, Len Lye, 1958
courtesy New Zealand Film Archive

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