Exhibition
Exhibitions
This year brings a number of exclusive activities, including art exhibitions, book signings, markets, and fairs on-going throughout the span of the Festival.

Disney Made Me Do It

Curated by Julie Tucker and Azarin Sohrabkhani

Vernissage: Thursday, September 18, 5pm (Library 2nd floor, Arts Court)
Open: Thursday through Sunday & All-Night on Nuit Blanche Ottawa + Gatineau (Saturday)

The Ottawa International Animation Festival celebrates the legacy of Walt Disney’s Animation with an exhibition of Ottawa + Gatineau artists. Disney Made Me Do It is a call to arms, circumventing what is already known about the Disney brand. These 9 artists reflect their own understanding of the lasting impact of Disney’s animation on visual culture.

Participating Artists include: Barry Ace, Danny Hussey, Barbara Ochman, Phil Osborne, Rah, Christopher Rohde, Alison Smith-Welsh, Guillermo Trejo, Michael Zavacky

Disney m’a fait le faire Un évènement organisé par Julie Tucker et Azarin Sohrabkhani

CONVIENT À TOUS LES ÂGES Le vernissage aura lieu le jeudi 18 septembre, à partir de 5 h de l’après-midi, au Cour des arts (dans la librairie, au deuxième étage). Ouvert du jeudi au dimanche et toute la nuit pendant la Nuit Blanche Ottawa et Gatineau (samedi).
Le Festival international d’animation d’Ottawa célèbre l’héritage en matière de l’animation de Walt Disney en organisant une exposition des artistes d’Ottawa et de la Gatineau. Un défi a été lancé par « Disney m’a fait le faire », contournant ce qui l’on connaît déjà de l'animation de Disney. Les neuf artistes suivants reflètent leur propre compréhension de l’impact durable de l'animation de Disney sur la culture visuelle.

 
Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau

For a third installment NBOG have chosen the theme BYPASS. The Oxford Dictionary says that the noun bypass is…

‘A road passing … its centre to provide an alternative route for through traffic…[and] A secondary channel, pipe, or connection to allow a flow when the main one is closed or blocked.’

This year they are asking our artists to turn that idea on its head and instead speak about the positive and negative aspects of a BYPASS.  As artists strive to develop original work they bypass age-old systems, they pull apart theory and research, they build in new directions. NBOG wants to show how artists bypass their way through this city both culturally and creatively.

This year The Ottawa International Animation Festival will be presenting:

New Ghosts in the Ol' Haunt: Regrets, Residues and Crossing Over
Curated by Keltie Duncan. Showcased at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 70 min.

Featuring classic and contemporary ghost stories from the likes of the king of spook himself, David Lynch, to new variations from the Late Night Work Club, Lee Hardcastle, and more, face your fears and ponder the inevitable mortality of the everyday. What better way than through animation? It's that spoonful of sugar to help the cyanide go down.


Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey: Time and Animation
Curated by Chris Robinson. Showcased at Arts Court Theatre, 70 min.

"You can't tell time," George Carlin once mused. "Time tells you." Whether it's clocks, anticipation, routine, memories, moments, or temporal and spatial manipulation, animation films have frequently addressed the varied, indefinable concept of time. Characters hopelessly race from and towards time, eternally trapped in an instant of becoming.

Disney Made Me Do It!
Curated by Julie Tucker and Azrin Sohrabkhani. Showcased in Arts Court Library (2nd Floor).

The Ottawa International Animation Festival celebrates the legacy of Walt Disney’s Animation with an exhibition of Ottawa + Gatineau artists. Disney Made Me Do It is a call to arms, circumventing what is already known about the Disney brand. These 9 artists reflect their own understanding of the lasting impact of Disney’s animation on visual culture.

Participating Artists include Barry Ace, Danny Hussey, Barbara Ochman, Phil Osborne, Rah, Christopher Rohde, Alison Smith-Welsh, Guillermo Trejo, and Michael Zavacky.

Flux Interactive Experience
Presented by Carleton University's BIT Degree program. Showcased at Arts Court Courtroom (2nd Floor).

Welcome to Flux, a rich and engaging world of collaborative and spontaneous gameplay. Flux uses your smartphone to move objects around the walls of a large cube — glowing in the middle of the space. The goal is to protect collectors and gather resources by bloating or pinching the grid. Join us all night for a unique interactive experience that's a lot of fun! Created by Russell Baylis, Stacie Ha, Jahfer Husain, Matt Scriven, Kyle Thompson and Paul Young.



 
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A group of animators comprised of Caleb Wood, Derick Wycherly, Dylan Hayes, Africanus Okokon, and Ted Wiggin, will be creating an experimental animated film/installation at the Festival. With a giant canvas substituting a film strip, the team will animate a maze of flowing drawings on a single surface. The entire production of the project will be on display throughout the course of the festival in the Arts Court/Chez Ani area.

Un groupe d’animateurs formé par Caleb Wood, Derick Wycherly, Dylan Hayes, l’Africain Okokon, et Ted Wiggin, réalisera une installation expérimentale animée durant le festival. Avec une toile géante qui fera office de pellicule de film, l’équipe animera un flot labyrinthique des dessins sur une seule surface. L’intégralité du projet sera exposée pendant toute la durée du festival à la Cour des Arts, à côté de Chez Ani.