Past Programs

The first installment of Stop & Go was an 80-minute program of short works that highlighted the process of stop-motion animation in its many forms. The artists in the program breathed new life into magazine cutouts, homemade drawings, everyday objects and even the body itself. The program premiered at the Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco in 2008, and then toured throughout the United States, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Croatia until the summer of 2010. The audience was often treated to a Q & A session with artists in the program or heard live musical accompaniment by Melinda Stone. At some venues stop-motion workshops were offered as well.

CAMOKNIT by Claudia Tennyson
This darkly humorous view of knitting unravels the obsessive qualities and enormous popularity of the craft, which seems to coincide with the climate of fear generated by the ‘war on terror.’
ALARM CLOCK by Sean Horchy
Time makes its own music.
FOR THE BIRDS by Lilli Carré
A high-wire act of sleepytime bears, blackbirds, and senior folk.
MAMMOTH CAVE by Stephanie Hutin
A fantasy of toys, glitter, paper pieces and natural objects illustrate the music of Holopaw.
SQUEAK, CHIRP, HONK by Saelee Oh & Lana Kim
A friendly look at one of life’s little troubles from a mouse’s perspective.
TUMBLEWEED TOWN by Samara Halperin. Music by Corner Tour
Find true love with Todd the Tonka cowboy on his hitchhiking adventures through the Texas desert.
AMERICAN BANDITS by Philippe Vendrolini
A wild ride where altered and animated police risk life-and-limb in pursuit of manic deer.
A celestial piece that combines raw performance, music and costume.
PAPERMATION by Jen Stark. Sound by Eddie Alonso
A stop-motion piece of regurgitating rainbows and mysterious organic structures using intricate paper-cutouts.
THE COURTSHIP OF THE BIRDMAN by Pete Davies. Sound by Andrew Lynn & Angie Moore
A timeless tale of love and loss re-told in a saga of epic proportion.
SEWING FOR JESUS by Sherri Wood & Ignacio Alcantara
The construction of a quilt honoring the missing American and Iraqi citizens who died in the Iraq War.
HOWDY HATS by Judith Selby
A meet and greet of chapeau on the green.
PICTURE PERFECT by Meredith Holch
Old postcards and Vermont Life magazines are used to examine the rapidly changing character of life and landscape in rural Northern Vermont.
DOG JUDO - NOISE BOX by Andrew Kelleher
Rexley and Roy, two everyday dogs, both live for judo but have very different ideas on what it is.
BLACK CAT by SAF Cakovec Studio
A darkly funny animation of some characters and their mishaps.
POOP OR FLEUR by Melinda Stone
A series of still photographs shot in order and contact printed onto 35 mm film become a guessing game of sorts. Audience participation is requested to help identify what's on the screen.
WANDERLUST by Sarah Klein
Daily routine motivates the modern day woman to take a trip around the world.
Another action figure in Mike’s ever-expanding Art Army.
UNTITLED #90 by Aeneas Wilder
Using only red tape and four architectural posts, the artist creates an inspired series of configurations based on addition and subtraction.
ARITHMETIC by Laurie O'Brien. Sound by Michael McHam
An adaptation of In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan using puppetry, paper cutout animation, found sound and homemade instruments.
This sequence chronicles the creation of a painting from spelled-out lyrics.

ICH BIN EIN MANIPULATOR by Clare Rojas & Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Altered, collaged and manipulated images from fashion magazines create an entirely different story.

Past Screenings

Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA, April 2008.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, July 2008.
LA Filmforum at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 2008.
Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, January 2009.
Downtown Special Events, Las Vegas, NV, April 2009.
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA May 2009.
Jack Straw Foundation, Seattle, WA. February 2010.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, March 2010.
Threewalls Chicago, IL. March 2010.
The Aarhus Art Building, Denmark, March 2010.
OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2010.
Academy of Fine Arts Minerva Groningen, Netherlands, May 2010.
Kunst en Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 2010.
Fluctuating Images hosted at General Public, Berlin, Germany, May 2010.
Weltraum, Munich, Germany, May 2010.
Art Kino, Rijeka, Croatia, May 2010.
Tusakanac in association with Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia, May 2010.
DOKU Art, Bjelovar, Croatia, June 2010.
Kinoklub, Karlovac, Croatia, June 2010.
Cineclub, Split, Croatia, June 2010.
Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY, July 2010.