'Animated Films by Karen Aqua' Contain a Vision Marked by Music

by Michael Barrett

6 April 2012

 
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Animated Films by Karen Aqua

Director: Karen Aqua

US DVD: 27 Mar 2012

The 13 shorts on Animated Films by Karen Aqua contain a vision marked by music, bright colors, and themes of constant flux and transformation. The first three films are curvaceous and erotic, with amorphous figures moving through abstractly shifting landscapes. The longest of these, Vis-a-Vis, is about a woman who splits in two in order to divide her time between work and escape until her selves reconcile.

Yours for the Taking introduces stop-motion claymation by Jeanee Redmond; its hero is a cup that runs around on three legs, adopting the patterns of whatever’s around it until it finds love with a human.

Animated Films by Karen Aqua

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