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An experimental animated short film using abstract painting to explore the tension field between abstraction and recognizability.

Gerd Gockell was born 1960 in Darmstadt. From 1980-1987 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick. He then worked as a freelance animator for the Hessische Rundfunk in Frankfurt. In 1988 he moved to London and worked on several film projects. In 1990 he founded anigraf film production with Kirsten Winter in Hanover. He has had numerous teaching appointments since 1992, including at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick, Ngee Ann Polytechnics in Singapore, the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel, and the Film University Babeslberg KONRAD WOLF. From 2002-2011 he was Head of the Animation Dept. at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Lucerne/Switzerland, where he also founded Gerd Gockell Filmproduktion. His films include: GET OUT (1987), CROFTON ROAD SE.5 (1990), NR. 4 (1990), BUSY BODY – DAS INTERESSE AM NACHBARN WAR NIE GROESSER (1991, with Ute Heuer and Sabine Bürger), NR. 5 (1991), MILES, SO WHAT! (1993), NR. 7 (1993), TOSSING PIES (1995), THE INNOCENT ABROAD (1998), MURATTI & SAROTTI (2000), K.Ü.S.S.E (2001, with Ute Heuer), KAMPF DEM KINO (2002, with Ute Heuer), RESTORED WEEKEND (2004, with Kirsten Winter), OPTICAL PERCUSSION (2008), and PATCH (2014).
Genre Animation, Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2014
Director Gerd Gockell
Screenplay Ute Heuer
Cinematography Gerd Gockell
Producer Gerd Gockell
Production Company anigraf/Hanover, in co-production with Gerd Gockell Filmproduktion/Lucerne
Length 3 min 20 sec
Format 35 mm, DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 no dialogue
Festivals Solothurn 2014, Mecal Barcelona 2014, Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg 2014, Dresden 2014, EMAF Osnabrück 2014, Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2014, Annecy 2014, Locarno 2014, Encounters Bristol 2014, Black Nights Tallinn 2014, Animateka Ljubljana 2014, Göteborg 2015, Aspen Shortsfest 2015, Go Short Nijmegen 2015, Anima Mundi Brazil 2015
Awards 3rd Prize Animation Competition Solothurn 2014, Jury Award Annecy 2014
With backing from Nordmedia

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