In recent years, hardly any other form of art has influenced everyday visual perception as much as animation in its various facets. Tricky Women, an Austrian animation festival, celebrates and presents work by female animators and filmmakers. Freud Museum London and the Austrian Cultural Forum present a specially curated programme of films from this year’s festival entitled Turbulent Times, Trusted Places.
The programme presents a variety of different animation films and filmmakers, which, in their different ways, contemplate enduring questions around place and space. What is it like to arrive in a new city (Shut up Moon, Gudrun Krebitz) or to explore a city together with magical creatures made of recycled and discarded objects (Taipei Recyclers, Nikki Schuster). Other films explore human emotions such as greed which destroys our social connections as well as environmental consciousness (Princess Disaster Movie, Xenia Ostrovskaya und YACHAY, Anne Zwiener), The effect of loneliness on the periphery (Ginny, Susi Jirkuff); the unpredictability of love (The infatuated cook, Verena Hochleitner & Ulrike Swoboda-Ostermann). While other films tell touching family stories (Garten & Schnaps, Amelie Loy), and how women take control of their own destinies (Two Melons – Birth of an Artist, Ingrid Gaier).
On the occasion of the exhibition ‘So this is the Strong Sex’ Women in Psychoanalysis at the Freud Museum London, we present a programme of films celebrating female artistic production as well as the variety of styles, approaches, techniques and themes within the genre.
The infatuated cook (Zamilovaný kuchař), Directed by: Verena Hochleitner, Ulrike Swoboda-Ostermann (AT 2013, 10 min.)
Follow You, Regie: Katharina Petsche (AT 2013, 4 min.)
Gaden & Schnaps (Zahrada & pálenka), Regie: Amelie Loy (AT 2013, 12 min.)
Ginny, Regie: Susi Jirkuff (AT 2015, 5 min.)
Machine, Regie: Anna Vasof (AT 2015, 2 min.)
Princess Disaster Movie, Regie: Xenia Ostrovskaya (AT 2014, 4 min.)
Shut up Moon, Regie: Gudrun Krebitz (AT 2014, 4 min.)
Taipei Recyclers, Regie: Nikki Schuster (AT 2014, 7 min.)
Two Melons – Birth of an Artist, Regie: Ingrid Gaier (AT 2014, 2 min.)
YachaY, Regie: Anne Zwiener (AT 2015, 7 min.)