Crux Film

Crux Film
Alexander Stewart
Lilli Carré
5'07'' ˇ drawing ˇ colour
2013 | ChicagoˇIL, USA
RVM · PyR Festival 2014
First Prize


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Precarious and fluid arrangements constantly interrupt one another in a montage of waiting, anticipating, and transitioning forms. Arrangements of marks and geometric forms are faced with unresolved states. Objects struggle to maintain their shape, stay upright, or avoid disappearing.

Crux Film is an animation composed of segments of work by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart. Created over the course of several weeks in shared studio spaces, these simple animated segments developed directly in response to one another; ideas, images, challenges and structures ping-ponging back and forth between the two animator’s light boxes.


The soundtrack for Crux Film is made from field recordings, which were recorded while traveling in the USA, Costa Rica and Croatia.

The field recordings juxtapose a sense of atmosphere and location against the purely abstract compositions.


Authors
Alexander Stewart
Alexander Stewart

1981 | MobileˇAL, USA

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Alexander Stewart's short films have screened internationally, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival, and ImageForum in Japan.

He is co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.

He teaches animation at DePaul University.


Lives in Los AngelesˇCA, USA.   +info

Lilli Carré
Lilli Carré

1983 | Los AngelesˇCA, USA


Lilli Carré's animated films have shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, and she is the co-founder of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.

She has created several books of comics, most recently the short story collection,Heads or Tails, published by Fantagraphics.

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading, amongst other places.


Lives in Los AngelesˇCA, USA.   +info