KWAG Film Series: Animated Shorts | Wednesday 28 September

Join us at the KPL Central Library theatre for a free screening of animated shorts selected by exhibiting artist Emily Pelstring


Animation still of patterned forms spilling forward from a sparsely rendered television screen with a glowing aqua screenProgrammed by Emily Pelstring, this collection of short animated films spans from the 1950s to 2022. These films address thresholds between interior and outer worlds with an invigorating range of animation styles and techniques. Each film has inspired Pelstring’s own approach to animation as featured in her current exhibition, The Passion of the Hedge-Rider.

Mary Ellen Bute, Abstronic (1952), 06:00 mins. 
Jessica Mensch, Bio Caprice (2018), 10:00 mins.
Leslie Supnet, Sun Moon Stars Rain (2009), 03:20 mins.
Emily Pelstring, Hedge-Rider (2022), 05:00 mins.
Calvin Xingpei Shen, Lotus Lantern (2017), 06:30 mins.
Kate Renshaw-Lewis, Belly Talkers (2021), 08:00 mins.
Suzan Pitt, Joy Street (1995), 24:00 mins.

Emily Pelstring will be present for discussion following the screening. 




Image (above): Jessica Mensch, Bio Caprice (still), 2018. Digital video, sound. 10:13 mins. Starring Matthew Galindo, Jeanne Applegate, Patti Dog & Coconut. Courtesy of the Artist.

Image (event menu): Suzan Pitt, Joy Street (still), 1995. Digital animation from painted cells, sound. 24:03 mins. Courtesy of the Estate of the Artist.

September 28th, 2022 from  7:00 PM to  9:00 PM
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1