Melbourne International Animation Festival MIAF & ACMI Present

North of Blue

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Coming directly from its world premiere at Annecy, this immersive nearly uncategorisable new world represents a new apex for one of America’s most accomplished and awarded experimental animators, Portland-based Joanna Priestley.

While drawing inspiration from natural landscapes during Priestley’s time in Canada’s northern Yukon, North of Blue offers a dense multiverse of images and shifting focal points that explore the tension between two dimensional patterns both familiar and alien. Conventional icons are deconstructed, creating shapes that spark a sense of connection and shared history, while scenes transmogrify from rhythmic explosions to sublime trance-inducing patterns. A truly remarkable work that HAS to be seen on the big screen.