Thursday, July 23, 2009

Woolly but not woolly

There's a great new DVD of Vera Neubauer's work published by Tricky Women. It gives a proper overview of her amazing animated work, which is often made of wool but isn't woolly in the least. The films which span thirty years, are full of subversive surprises and passionate moments, including a truly beautiful fierce and woolly embrace between Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Her animate! film Hooked documents her journey through Latin America, knitting and finding women who knit and crochet and also looking for a little doll. It sounded to me like a strange quest, but in Vera's hands it makes a very compelling ten minute film. I've still got two films to watch so I might add some more to this post later (but then again it's awfully hot..)

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