20 experimental animators' visions of THE ZONE, inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's STALKER.
Cartune Xprez is excited to announce SPECIAL EFFECT, a brand new animation event premiering in November. For the first time ever we are commissioning work from our favorite artists to make the show. This is why we need your help.
Our goal is to fund the production of new animated work by James Duesing, Amy Lockhart, Yoshi Sodeoka, Billy Grant, Michael Bell-Smith, Ola Vasiljeva, Jacob Ciocci, Andrew Benson, Jeff Kriksciun, Chad VanGaalen, Philippe Blanchard, E*Rock, Luke Painter, Brandon Blommaert, Stu Hughes, Devin Flynn, Michael Robinson, Sabrina Ratté, Ben Coonley, and Brenna Murphy. Collectively their resume includes solo screenings at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the MOMA in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, and many other institutions throughout the world.
Taking inspiration from Andrei Tarkovsky's STALKER, we are producing a show that explores 'the zone', an inexplicable place that is not understood by humans. There are objects in the zone that exhibit great power. There are places that are said to make our deepest desires come true. It is pregnant with hope and possibility. We have asked 20 artists to explore this zone by each making a 30 second animated video piece.
SPECIAL EFFECT will integrate these 20 new works into a performance involving hand-knit costumes, a hacked kinect camera, laser beams, and interactive cartoons. We bring these elements together to conjure 90 minutes of live television from a dystopian future. In it we touch upon the question "how do people deal with the unknown zone?" As Tarkovsky put it, "The zone is a zone, it's life, and as he makes his way across it a man may break down or he may come through. Whether he comes through or not depends on his own self-respect, and his capacity to distinguish what matters and what is merely passing." Emerging from the saturated stew of internet and television culture, SPECIAL EFFECT asks us to slow down and deal with the incomprehensible. How do we distinguish what really matters?
The project premieres in November 2012 at the Museum of Moving Image in New York City followed by a tour of Australia and New Zealand alongside Otherfilm. Following our trip down under we will bring the show to several cities around the world in 2013.
For 6 years Cartune Xprez has published DVDs and produced tours around the world totaling over 200 events in 20 countries. We've been described as a cartoon gang: part live video theater, part psychedelic insurrection, part animation road show. We aim to harness the energies of video artists who remix commercial imagery to the extent of anarchy and animate their way out of Sunday morning cartoons.
That is 'RIFT STORE A' by Seabat, the NYC synth duo who will also be producing new music for our live event.
Choose the reward, send me a message with the artist(s) of your choice, and consider it picked. So simple its almost olde-fashioned!
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Jul 24, 2012 - Aug 23, 2012 (30 days)
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1 SPECIAL EFFECT certificate, good for a single admission into one of our events on tourEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 SPECIAL EFFECT certificate and 1 special edition LP of Crescent ParC by Seabat. Pressed on a limited edition color vinyl specifically this kickstarter reward, each record also comes with an exclusive 5.1 surround sound DVD of the album set to videos by Seabat.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 SPECIAL EFFECT certificate and 1 CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 DVDEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 SPECIAL EFFECT certificate, 1 CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 DVD, and 1 special edition LP of Crescent ParC by Seabat. Pressed on a limited edition color vinyl specifically for this kickstarter reward, each record also comes with an exclusive 5.1 surround sound DVD of the album set to videos by Seabat.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 SPECIAL EFFECT certificate, 1 CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 DVD, a 1 DVD of the entire SPECIAL EFFECT animation collectionEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 SPECIAL EFFECT certificates and 1 ALL KNITWEAR Winter hat.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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2 SPECIAL EFFECT certificates, 1 CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 DVD, a 1 DVD of the entire SPECIAL EFFECT animation collection, and 1 hand-painted cel from Amy Lockhart's WALK FOR WALKEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 SPECIAL EFFECT certificates, 1 CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 DVD, 1 DVD of the entire SPECIAL EFFECT animation collection, and 1 8"x10" animated lenticular print from the SPECIAL EFFECT series (please specify which artist's work you choose)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 SPECIAL EFFECT certificates, 1 CARTUNE XPREZ 2010 DVD, a 1 DVD of the entire SPECIAL EFFECT animation collection, 1 hand-painted cel from Amy Lockhart's WALK FOR WALK, and 2 8"x10" animated lenticular prints from the SPECIAL EFFECT series (please specify which artists' work you choose)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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CARTUNE XPREZ will bring the SPECIAL EFFECT multimedia event to you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013