Daily archives: 31/08/2020

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Temptation Ivan Arkhipov

SEAFF IV | Temptation | Ivan Arkhipov

Information overload swallows you up like unconscious experience. Natural purity can pull you out, but people keep searching for a new experience to drown in. Civilization attracts and lures. Soul screams, accumulated inner stench and horror erupting out. By turning back to pristine purity person could find something giant and beautiful. Single frame animation made of graphic prints in the art of dry point engraving, as well as drawings made in pencil and charcoal. Film is made of CA 1000 prints and drawings.

“By combining various graphic techniques, I want to talk about person, person loneliness in the world, about seeking ,delusions an temptations, about gradually gained experience. I understood that the main thing is the process itself. All this in General – search. The search for yourself. And this process is endless.”

Ivan Arkhipov was born in Moscow on November 27, 1987. He graduated from the faculty of graphic design at MIEM NRU Higher school of Economics. In 2011 he started developing in different techniques of printed graphics. Living and working from Moscow, Ivan has participated in different russian and european exhibitions of graphics arts.

Spines Elisa Morais, María Álvarez

SEAFF IV | Spines | Elisa Morais & María Álvarez

This time the dream was about to make sense… A reluctant hedgehog on a quest to solve an impossible puzzle. Spines is an exploration of doubt. Constructed as a dream, it follows a reluctant hedgehog in a quest to solve an impossible puzzle. The film mixes real dreams details with fictional scenarios

Sois de Traca is the collaborative duo formed by animation filmmakers María Álvarez and Elisa Morais. They met while studying engineering and together gradually turned to hand-drawn animation and storytelling. In their films they strive to combine traditional disciplines and media with new technologies producing also media art, interactive and projection mapping installations. Always drawn to life’s small details and to explore the fine line between drama and comedy. Influenced by surrealism, absurdism and rhythmic structures they try to capture daily inconsistencies, glimpses of human nature and oneiric landscapes. They also incorporate sound as part of the visual world.

Horizon Leap Beata Pantya

SEAFF IV | Horizon Leap | Beata Pantya


We attune to the Forest’s organic rhythm as moving through her roots and branches. The trees come to subtle motion, their pulse paces and we become capable of leaping the horizon’s frontier. A soul’s journey through the Forest towards the stars.

Beata Pantya is a Hungarian visual artist, focusing on textil sculptures and stop-motion animation, and graphic design. Her textile sculptures are based on existing and non-existing, living, and decaying forms of nature, abstract shapes and patterns, which are created by time, gravity and organisms together. If you watch them closer, you can see and understand the connection between the textures, colours, dimensions, smells, and dynamics.

Freeze Frame Soetkin Verstegen

SEAFF IV | Freeze Frame | Soetkin Verstegen

Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice, like archivists. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

Soetkin Verstegen is an independent film maker from Brussels, Belgium. She previously made the short animated documentary ‘Mr Sand’ (2016) during AniDoxResidency at the Animation Workshop in Denmark. She was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, grant receiver at Saari residency in Finland and resident at Artists-in-labs programm, Switzerland. She works as a freelancer for animation short films and TV series and teaches animation workshops.