London International Animation Festival 2021

Edge of Frame presents Fvoom! The Animated Films of Robert Breer

Expired November 28, 2021 3:00 PM
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Edge of Frame presents two programmes exploring acclaimed artist, filmmaker and animator Robert Breer’s substantial legacy.

“I’d really like to have my films go ‘Fvoom!’ just like that – one split second… But somehow, that’s not the way perception works.” Robert Breer

We are very excited to welcome back Edge of Frame to LIAF for the fifth year running with two programmes of work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Specially curated by Edwin Rostron – the London-based artist, animator, writer, curator, editor of Edge of Frame blog and festival juror, these programmes celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.

It is 10 years since Robert Breer died, and his impact on experimental animation practice is greater than ever. During his lengthy artistic career, Breer collaborated with the likes of Jean Tinguely and Claes Oldenberg, created kinetic sculptures that moved at an almost imperceptible rate, and produced more than 40 influential and ground-breaking films. The first programme; Fvoom! The Animated Films of Robert Breer brings together a selection of his seminal works of experimental animation, which collide radical discontinuity with cartooning and found materials, formally daring one moment, daftly humorous the next.

Find out about the second Edge of Frame programme: After Images

Recommended age 15+

Breer’s earliest experiments in animation are wonderfully dense yet lyrical abstractions based on his own geometric paintings.

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    4 minutes
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    Robert Breer