Created by KinoManual (Aga Jarząb + Maciek Bączyk)
The sixth edition of Punto y Raya Festival, dubbed “the most abstract in the world” in its nine-year trajectory, arrives at the place where Absolute Cinema and Abstract Animation originated back in the early 1920s: Germany.
Hosted and coproduced by one of the most relevant institutions in the fields of avant-garde art & new technologies, ZKM (Centre for Culture and Media Technology) in Karlsruhe, the event will run from October 20th through 23rd 2016 with free admission, offering its traditional meeting point for artists and fans of the most refined experimental audiovisual art, and promising four intensive and wonderful days of pure Abstract Art in Motion.
The International Short Film Competition (with a record number of 842 entries from 54 countries) features the selected 117 films, exploring the most diverse techniques and styles.
The live PyRformances section features Yro (FR) with his intimate Eile; Robert Lippok (DE), with the most radical minimalism of his 50 cent. 50 cent., and filmmaker Dirk De Bruyn (AU) with his overwhelming session of immersive Expanded Cinema.
Guest Screenings include a German Panorama curated and introduced by Robert Seidel; Dirk de Bruyn’s Retrospective (1979-2016), and the world premiere of Visual Music produced at the City University of Hong Kong and introduced by Max Hattler.
Larry Cuba (USA) returns to PyR presenting his Two Space Installation.
And for all those interested in the creative process, Academy will host masterclasses y monographic screenings by guest artists Jodie Mack, Max Hattler, Dirk de Bruyn & Holger Lang.