A witty and uncanny simpatico

Evelien Lohbeck is a young video artist from the Netherlands, who cleverly plays with the line between fantasy and reality.

Her work reminds me of the early experiments with animation at the end of the 19th century. Below is an example called “The Enchanted Drawing” created by an american filmmaker, J. Stuart Blackton, in 1900, where this same line between fantasy and reality is blurred. Blackton is considered by many to have invented film animation through his exploration of stop action technique (though Melies was probably the first to use stop action).

Though 110 years apart, there is a real kinship (They both even star in their own films), a witty and uncanny simpatico between these two filmmakers.

Lohbeck’s website: http://www.evelienlohbeck.com/

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5 Responses to A witty and uncanny simpatico

  1. gerryrosser says:

    Cool stuff. Particularly Lohbeck.

  2. JEROME BLOOM says:

    I AGREE WITH GERRY

  3. GG watched with me, and liked the second one especially. She made me play it three times and said, “He is a magician.”

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