Past Programs

Curated by San Francisco filmmaker and visual artist Sarah Klein, Stop & Go Rides Again follows a tremendously successful European and American tour of the stop-motion animation series Stop & Go. A diverse collection of stop-motion animations by Bay Area and international artists unveil their most recent experiments in animation and comment on everything from the simple beauty of a rubber ball to the history of evolution. In these films, the artists and filmmakers delve into the labor-intensive process of stop-motion animation by manipulating everyday materials by hand—such as colored paper, photographs, toys, cardboard, fabric scraps and even facial hair—to create optical experiences, cardboard creatures, shadow puppets, and a handy how-to on making homemade hooch.

TENDERLOIN DREAMSCAPES  by Paz de la Calzada & Michael Rauner.
A dream landscape of murals weaves through an idealized urban environment. On closer inspection the murals reveal themselves to be original works of ink on paper.

A futuristic commercial for the mortuary temple of midriff in the reign of the pop empire period known as The Tragic Kingdom.

BEARD TOUPEE, GONE TOMORROW by Reed Anderson & Daniel Davidson
A hair swap of the finest proportions.

FACTORY by Miwa Matreyek.
Integrating action and performance the artist steps into a fantastical world of animation.

CANDLE by Evelien Lohbeck
A confusing reality of illusion and expectations.

SPRING AWAKENING by Almut Determeyer. Music by Elena Kats-Chernin
An analogy to budding love through flowering vegetation.

HOUSECOAT by Sarah Klein
Flying spoons, chandelier trees and quilted hillsides lead to new adventures for a modern day woman.

A hypnotic voyage through a psychedelic tunnel of hand-cut paper.

A hundred paintings layered over one another, obliterating each layer over time but the under-layer remains subtly present.

HOW TO INSTALL THE SCULPUTRE by Tucker Nichols. Music by Jon Nichols
The unbuilding and rebuilding of a sculpture of collected balls, rolls of tape and other assorted things from the artist's studio.

12 BALL by Ara Peterson
A basic toy explores pattern and motion to create an immersive optical illusion.

MITRE CLOUD by Andy Vogt.
Wood scraps from the artist’s studio assume monumental status when they are blown out of proportion through camera trickery.

GRAY AREA by Andy Vogt
A time-lapse document of a sculpture as light travels through it over the course of several days. 

DANDELION WINE by Melinda Stone & Sam Sharkey
A bit of urban homesteading leads to a sing-a-long wine song.

IT’S NOT THE TEA IT’S WHO YOU DRINK IT WITH by Lizzie Black, Alessandra Ausenda & Anna Maria Murphy
An enchanting memoir based on the true life stories of Granny, her family, and those around her.

HOY by Scott Wolniak.
An intricate visual experience that comments on the ubiquitous phenomena of flowing electronic imagery and info-junk.

CARDBOARD by Sjors Vervoort. Sound by Steven Aerts
A playful set of cardboard characters come alive in the city.

SHADOW PLAYS, FIVE  by Deborah Davidovits. Music by Bonnie Prince Billy.
Shadow puppets perform routine and unusual tasks to create a tale of visual and auditory rhythm.
A RECORD OF LIFE by Owen Gatley & Luke Jinks.
This piece explores the secrets of evolution and diversity of life on Earth.
STACIE by Mel Prest.
With the color palette chosen by its namesake, this piece documents the making of a painting, time-shifting 30 days into 30 seconds.

Past Screenings

Z Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA, October 6 – November 5, 2011
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, October 12, 2011
Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA, November 16, 2011
IS-projects, Leiden, NL, June 13, 2011 Import/Export, Munich, DE, June 11, 2011
Weltraum, Munich, DE, June 10, 2011
Fluctuating Images in Collaboration with Interventionsraum/Box Staatstheater Stuttgart, DE, June 9, 2011
Fluctuating Images in Collaboration with General Public, Berlin, DE, June 3, 2011
Kunst en Complex,Rotterdam, NL, May 29, 2011
The Glasshouse, Tel Aviv, IL, January 29, 2011
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, January 28, 2011
Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA, December, 2010
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2010
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, October, 2010
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, September, 2010

Press materials

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STOP & GO RIDES AGAIN - exhibition

The exhibition accompanying the Stop & Go Rides Again screening program examines in greater depth the connection between the artists' primary practice of painting, drawing, sculpture or performance and the processes used to make their animations.

In the spring of 2011 the Stop & Go Rides Again screening program toured along with an exhibition of physical artworks in the Netherlands and Germany. The entire exhibition was small enough to fit into a small portfolio and suitcase and was curated by Mel Prest.

For the homecoming exhibition of Stop & Go Rides Again at Z Space in San Francisco several of the local Stop & Go Rides Again artists made site specific, large-scale works and performance-based works for the space.