V PREVIEW: ABOVEGROUND ANIMATION

Still from Thinspiration by Seychelle Allah and Rhett LaRue This year’s program for the seventh traveling, bi-annual Aboveground Animation show includes a wide array of works by twenty-five international artists working in animation and related media. With an evening event of back to back screenings followed by a live performance by Mirror Mirror at Ramiken Crucible on Friday, and a subsequent online exhibition presented by DIS , Aboveground Animation permeates through the new, quirky and sometimes sinuous directions in hand-made animation and three-dimensional rendering. While a return to the human body and meditations on figurative forms—along with a tendency towards electronic music in favor of dialogue—is prevalent throughout many of the works on view, the lack of conceptual continuity for this grouping of videos is actually rather refreshing.

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