2022 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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2022 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

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Image credit: Brandon Blommaert's "The Jeweller" (2022)
12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat November 5, 2022
12:30 PM-5:00 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


2022 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

After a three-year absence, Block Cinema is thrilled to welcome the return of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, a celebrated showcase for moving-image art at its most innovative and compelling. The brainchild of filmmaker-programmers Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, Eyeworks gathers together a dazzling array of animated films, past and present, that push the boundaries of representation and the limits of form. Their selections reliably offer abstract astonishments, quizzical constructions, quiet microdramas, and outlandish conceits, making Eyeworks, in the words of Cinefile Chicago’s Josh B. Mabe, “essential viewing every year.”

This year’s festival presents two programs of short films on Saturday, November 5, as well as a solo showcase for Chicago-based filmmaker Laura Harrison on the preceding Friday evening (see event info here).

In-person: festival curators Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré

Please note: Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is recommended for mature viewers.
Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs not required, but appreciated.


12:30 PM – PROGRAM 1 

Films screened:

Krišs Salmanis, 100 Still Lives, 2014 (Looping)

Lars-Arne Hult, Strip-tease, 1981

Andy Cahill, Today I Will Be The Bread, 2022

David Daniels, Buzz Box, 1985

Paul Vester, Picnic, 1987

Miranda Javid, The Wind, 2020

Sebastian Buerkner, Surge, 2020

Pallavi Agarwala, Once More With Feeling, 2016

Sarah Pucill, You Be Mother, 1990

Brandon Blommaert, The Jeweller, 2022

Joanna Priestley, Jade Leaf, 1985

Hayoun Kwon, 489 Years, 2016

Jane Aaron, Set In Motion, 1987

RSVP - Program 2

3:00 PM – PROGRAM 2:

Films screened:

Selina Trepp, Rotation, 2016 (Looping)

Rastko Ćirić, Invisible and Poorly Visible Animal Species, 1988

Barry Doupé, Red House, 2022

Matthew Thurber, How the Dog Learned Perspective, 2021

Yoriko Mizushiri, Anxious Body, 2021

Yara Elfouly, Supermuseums, 2021

Justin Jinsoo Kim, The Exhausted, 2021

Sondra Perry, It’s In The Game ‘17, 2017

Michel Bret, Automappe, 1988

Rose Lowder, Bouquets 28-30, 2005

Tim Macmillan, Ferment, 1999

Zekkereya El-magharbel, stimm along, stimm along, stimm along, 2017

Kathleen Daniel, Scent, 2015

Kate Renshaw-Lewis, Belly Talkers, 2021

Madoka, GYRØ, 2014

Co-presented with support from Art, Theory, Practice at Northwestern University

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu