London International Animation Festival 2022

Edge of Frame: Heavenly Bodies

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We are very excited to welcome back Edge of Frame to LIAF for the sixth 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.

This programme focuses on a rich seam of experimental and independent animation exploring the possibilities of the cartoon body, often in wild and subversive ways. We find ostensibly cute and colourful characters afflicted with all the unpredictable physicality of our own human bodies. Animators working in this territory often use it as a route to deal with secrets, embarrassments or trauma, employing the liberating potential of animation to celebratory effect. Bold new films by Peter Millard, Kate Renshaw-Lewis and Chris Childs mix with historical work of a similar bent, from trailblazing animators Karen Aqua and Adam Beckett. The programme also showcases several essential noughties works from Amy Lockhart, Emily Hubley and James Duesing. Human and human-like creatures abound, often engaged in dubious activities, with varying levels of mischief, pleasure, confusion and sorrow as a result.

Recommended age 15+

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    Karen Aqua