27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Abstract animations from the 1960s - Part II

Abstract animations from the 1960s - Part II

director: Radek Pilař
original title: Abstraktní animace z 60. let - Díl II.
year: 1963
running time: 5 min.


Pilař made the two surviving reels of animation experiments after his return from the 1963 Paris Biennale. The gestural brush painting over the surface of the originally black and white puppet film which he almost completely removed from the stock falls at the beginning of his programme works of expressive collage and assemblage. He returned to it repeatedly, as he did to the material he later reworked for Pink Floyd (ca. 1984) and Colours 1965 (ca. 1991).


Radek Pilař (1931–1993) was one of the leading pioneers of videoart in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s. Lying at the intersection of animation, video, and applied forms, his work was inspired by visual expressionism, pop art, and post-war avant-garde film.

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director: Radek Pilař
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
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