ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present
Symphony In Sweeatch: The Crazed Other-World of Dax Norman
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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. His films approach and rush 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 its colourful beyond description. At heart, it’s an explosive expression of the pure and simply raw power of what makes animation different from every other artform.