Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government ACMI will be temporarily closed from Fri 16 July. Unfortunately, the Tue 20 Jul session for Symphony In Sweeatch: The Crazed Other-World of Dax Norman will be cancelled until further notice.
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We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Look after yourself, and each other.
Dax Norman clearly has Picasso and Dali trapped in his imagination – and it looks like they’re both fighting hard to get out.
Nothing will prepare you for an immersion into the hyper-animated world of Dax Norman. The approaches and rushes past as a kind of tumbling, mutating surrealist caravan being chased by a predator just off the screen. This is not a parade of animated imagery that screams meaning – it just screams… and that’s enough!
Dax Norman’s work is not something that you experience so much as something you let happen to you. The roiling, ceaselessly morphing psychedelic imagery should be exhausting but it’s just the opposite – inspiring, beautiful, bursting with ideas and colourful beyond description. At heart, it’s an explosive expression of the pure, simply raw power of what makes animation different from every other artform.
MIAF 15 Trailer
USA, 1 mins, 2015
USA, 3 mins, 2021
Symphony In Sweeatch
USA, 44 mins, 2021
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