Animated films—'Trickfilme' in German—reveal spaces that have little in common with our actual experience of the world: animation filmmakers often create fantastic, paradoxical, indeed impossible places. Images and sound present us with surprises that may amuse or disturb, always appealing to the audience’s curiosity. Spaces become essential elements of the narrative as lifeless material is animated, “endowed with a soul”. But spaces and architecture are also manipulated, with the aim of conveying unreal, dreamlike impressions. Thus architectural elements form a central feature of animation. This exhibition gives insights into the expressive variety of both analogue and digital animation. The materials and tools used for creating innovative animated films are also on show. The international selection ranges from experimental short films to full-length features aimed at a wide audience. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham (UK).
Trickraum_Spacetricks, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich /Suzanne Buchan und Andres Janser (Hg.), 144 Seiten, d/e, 2005, Museum für Gestaltung, Christoph Merian Verlag, ISBN 978-3-85616-253-5, CHF 39.-