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Boris Labbé Retrospective at GLAS Festival

Kyrielle by Boris Labbé

French filmmaker Boris Labbé’s films are kaleidoscopes. They shuffle space and time in a format that is puzzling while dazzling, slick and hypnotic. In his animation and installation work, technologies and histories fold into each other, over and over. The films feel both microscopic and monumental, and everything seems to be a window into something infinitely larger than our eye can register. Clean CG is haunted by Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, miniature drawn shapes tessellate, and mountains morph into one another, to cycle forever with or without us watching. Labbé will present his work in person and participate in a Q+A afterwards.

Born in 1987 in Lannemezan (Hautes Pyrénées), Boris Labbé lives and works between France and Spain (Madrid). After obtaining his DNAP (National Diploma in Visual Arts) at the School of Art and Ceramics in Tarbes, he continues his studies at the EMCA of Angoulême (École des métiers du cinéma d’animation). There he produced numerous projects, including Kyrielle, which was awarded the Special Jury’s prize for Graduation Films at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2012. Simultaneously, he developed his work as an artist and film director, and spent one year as artist member at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, academy of France in Spain. Afterwards, he began to collaborate with Sacrebleu Productions and directed the short films Rhizome (2015) and the upcoming projet La Chute (2018), which has just been selected by the International Animation Film Festival of Annecy in the short films category.

Boris Labbé's retrospective will screen on Friday March, 23 at 5pm (Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley). and Saturday, March 24 at 11am (East Bay Media Center, Berkeley).

More information about the schedule here.
 

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