Floating World Animation Fest presents DMTV – Feb. 19th at Show Cave in Los Angeles

Floating World Animation Fest returns with a new name and trippier mission. We’ve dug even deeper into the vaults of psychedelic animation to curate a heroic dose of visionary video art for this year’s animation fest.

For our fourth annual animation fest it was time to focus on what we liked best from previous shows and continue to seek out films that really embrace the infinite mysteries that resonate with us. The result is DMTV, a program that goes further into experimental realms of video art and abstract visuals.

Remixed, remastered and featuring new films by King Terry, Amy Lockhart and more!

DMTV trailer – Floating World Animation Fest, Show Cave, Feb. 19th 2011 from Floating World Comics on Vimeo.


WHO: Films by: Barry Doupe, Michael Robinson, Jesus Rivera, Jacob Ciocci, King Terry, Dash Shaw, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Amy Lockhart, Milton Croissant,  QS Vore Guy, James Mercer, David O’Reilly, Eurico Coelho, Yoshi Sodeoka

WHAT: FWC’s 4th annual animation fest

WHEN: Saturday, February 19th, 8pm – midnight

WHERE: Show Cave, 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

COST: $5, 21+

Highlights of this year’s program include:

Travel, aka The Trip (1973) – Kihachiro Kawamoto studied puppet animation in Prague in 1963 before going on to create his own haunting puppet and cut-out animations drawing from his own Japanese heritage. Travel depicts the journey of a young girl into the Dali-esque landscape of her own psyche.

Apeiron (1996) – Eurico Coelho depicts a modern technological labyrinth where society has surrendered to the cold lamps of their computer screens. The entirety of this ten minute film was animated on a Commodore Amiga 4000, giving the film a completely fresh aesthetic that has outlived the technology with which it was created.

The Peace Tape (2008) – With a title hearkening back to the analog era, The Peace Tape is a frenetic remix of old and new “found” video. Culling his sources from thrift stores (countless straight-to-VHS childrens’ programs), the Internet (a single YouTube clip featuring “dog in a dog costume”), and his own designs (flash animation of eyes and mouths, subliminal flickers of text), Ciocci concentrates hours of light entertainment into a dense, four-minute block. Saved from total sensory overload by the musical logic of Extreme Animals’ “A Better Way,” The Peace Tape is cryptic, hypnotic (and above all), empathetic. “Culture is out of control,” Ciocci explains, “but it is ok.”

The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D (2009) – This original animated web series is based on graphic novelist and comic book artist Dash Shaw’s latest book of the same title. Shaw’s animation has been widely praised for its eclectic style, innovative design and emotional depth.

Floating World Animation Fest v.3 – Show Cave Gallery (LA) Jan. 30th

Floating World Animation Fest 2009 Trailer from Floating World Comics on Vimeo.

Floating World Animation Fest makes its first Los Angeles appearance at Show Cave gallery on Saturday, Jan. 30th!  Local and lo-fi, international and extrasensory, hand drawn, stop motion, cgi and puppetry, electricity and torches.  This will be a brand new mix featuring the best of the past 3 shows, plus… you guessed it: some new shit you haven’t seen before!

Jan. 30th 9pm, $7

Show Cave Gallery

3501 Eagle Rock Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Artists include Bruno Dicola, Robert Seidel, Dan Deacon, Jimmy Joe Roche, Peter Glantz, Zane Kozak, Vince Collins, Carolina Melis, Bruno 9li, Dearraindrop, Will Sweeney, Tasha Brotherton, Jen Stark, Vivian Wong, Mato Atom, Christophe Blanc, Superbrothers, Yoshi Sodeoka, Lung, David O’Reilly and Throne Boogie.

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Thurs June 25, Portland, Oregon: THIRD ANNUAL FLOATING WORLD ANIMATION FEST at Holocene

Floating World Animation Fest 2009 Trailer – Holocene, June 25th from Floating World Comics on Vimeo.

“The 3rd annual Floating World Animation Fest features mind melting video art and psychedelic animation from the secret world of motionography. “Secret” meaning these are the geniuses that make your music videos, on air graphics, commercials, credit sequences, and movie fx by day… but a closer look at their resumes reveals a true passion for artistic expression and creativity in their short films and experimental personal work. This year’s fest screens at Holocene, Thursday June 25th, with a special bonus program curated by Show Cave Gallery (Los Angeles). Trailer features: Nicolas Djandji, David O’Reilly, Mato Atom, Carolina Melis, Justine Ashbee, Nofun, Steve Scott & Will Sweeney, Peppermelon, Kaliptus, Rohitash Rao, Yoshi Sodeoka, Robert Seidel, Superbrothers, Eve Duhamel, Bruno Dicolla, Erin Dunn, Throne Boogie, Dale Hayward. Music by: Nola. Poster by: Psilo Design”

“Join us at Holocene for the full Floating World Animation Fest lineup: Show Cave Best of Videocation, & Floating World Animation Fest 2009 present 3+ hours of mind melting, soul loving psychedelicanimation… this summer’s ultimate videocation! Plus live music from: Deelay Ceelay and Flaspar!”

Floating World Animation Fest 2009 – Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Portland OR – June 25th