Monday, 10 March 2014

Exhibition of dreams

Still from 'Street of Crocodiles' 1986, Quay Brothers © Atelier Koninck

I'm going back to Spain in a couple of weeks for the opening of what I would describe as my 'dream' exhibition in Barcelona. The show, entitled Metamorphosis, is curated by Animac Director and animation connoisseur Carolina Lopez and will feature original sets and puppets by Ladislaw Starewicz, the Russian godfather of stop-motion animation, Jan Švankmajer, Czech surrealist master and The Brothers Quay, poetic American twin filmmakers. These four artists have played a crucial role in my passion for animation and have been a huge influence over the years so I am hugely excited to see these artifacts presented together at the CCCB in Barcelona along with talks and conferences with the living artists themselves.