April 15th (friday) VISUAL MUSIC:
an evening of experimental animation
Bowerbird Presents GATE
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join Bowerbird for an evening of animated short films surveying over 100 years of conceptual richness and aesthetic diversity of the moving image. Curated by Thomas Patteson, director of Experimental Culture and the music blog Acousmata, the evening will explore a variety of animation techniques with the common purpose of creating the illusion of motion, from abstract moving geometry to the surreal and lifelike characters of familiar cartoons.
The Rotunda is a West Philadelphia community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. Over 300 events are offered every year, including live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, education, youth programs, arts incubation, and various experimental genres. As an alcohol-free, smoke-free venue, The Rotunda provides a critical social alternative for all ages. At its core, The Rotunda is a shared space fostering learning, enrichment, and community support while empowering the public to present, produce, and promote their work.