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Etiuda&Anima

24. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy
21 - 26. 11. 2017

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Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane (born in 1964) is an Lithuanian artist living currently in New York. She outstandingly combines a traditional animation technique with an untrammelled imagination and contentious subjects. Her stories involves such issues as a human sexuality or newest East-European history. She often uses her very special style to play with thematics of sex and relationships.

The artist employs an unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mache stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation. Characters in her movies are treated as a very malleable material – flexible, stretchy and pliant. A material that in spite of an external pressure always comes to its original shape. Baumane invites us to an inner world of the characters, complicated and filled with uninvited creatures – anthropomorphous animals.