GLAS Animation Festival
March 3 - 6, 2016
11 am to 5 pm
Berkeley Art Center will be hosting a pop-up exhibition of animation art installations as part of this city-wide festival. Films will be presented atShattuck Cinemas and panel discussions at the David Brower Center. The BAC installation will feature the work of Mitch Trale, Paul Vester, andCaleb Wood.
Caleb Wood is an experimental animator, and moving image enthusiast. Using animation as a lens, Caleb's work incorporates several different mediums and techniques as artistic exploration. After graduating from RISD in 2011 with a BFA in animation, his work has gone on to be shown internationally at festivals, galleries, museums, hospitals, bars, schools, lawns, and roofs across the world. His installation titled Anipots is a ceramics and animation hybrid project, combining the process of throwing and the forms that vessels take on with zoetrope based animation techniques.
Mitch Trale is a technologist and artist, working online today. His interests are in the texture of the web, variation in digital vision, and the nature of new ideas. He has exhibited work on both coasts of America, and in a cyber cafe in Germany. He lives and works in Oakland, California.
Festival honoree for the 2016 edition of GLAS is British-born Paul Vester, whose films Picnic, Sunbeam, In the Woods, and Abductees embody a lifetime of dedication to an independent vision. His highly observational films carry a unique tone, often juxtaposing a playful use of the animated medium with serious critiques of war, violence, and the global political landscape. As an independent filmmaker, a pivotal figure in the Liquid TV generation, and as a longtime faculty member of the CalArts Experimental Animation Program, Paul’s contributions have made him an inspiration to the new generation of independent animators.
His piece, Clock 02, is a hand-drawn clock animation installation that measures the passing of time by counting forward with cycles of random lengths.