Animated Project


Presentation of award-Winning filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot film plus six new Animate shorts. For this writer's money, Périot is the most relevant short filmmaker of the new century, one who is profoundly aware of history, whether of the moving image or of the species and all it wreaks, while working absolutely inside the present moment, both conceptually and technically. His vast and precise found-image assemblies, drawn from both still and moving footage and the internet, tease out extremely empathetic parables of traumatic experience from within, and in opposition to, the visual acceleration of the world. Whether tackling Hiroshima or the dark heart of old Europe, he delivers a unique take on the realities of our times in a visual language that is startlingly resonant.


By Gareth Evans
Time out, November 2007