. "I hope you may enjoy these glimpses at some of the long-gone poets and literary figures, etc., in the form of scratchy old movies, as if they had been filmed by candle light."
Peasant culture and Russian folklore in Soviet animation (~400 minutes whereof): Soviet animation abounds in fantasies
about the natural, wholesome
lives of honorable
, strong-willed Russian peasants
and folk heroes
and their struggles
against villainy and adversity
Decorated with splendid folk art motifs that verge on horror vacui
, these cel-animated cartoons are excellent aids for learning about (popular conceptions of) Russian folk material culture: decoration, architecture, dress
, weaponry, textiles
, domestic culture, manners, and so on. [more inside]
She's an animator who loves poetry.
He's a poet who loves animation.
Their collaboration, along with the help of many other animators and poets,
has resulted in a storm of Motionpoems
. (More on vimeo & youtube.)
This year, ubiquitous yellow binge-eating sphere Pac-Man
turns 30. At last, his traumatic origin story can be told:
The Three Stigmata Of Pac-Man
. [more inside]
Why Do You Stay Up So Late?
An interactive, illustrated poem. [note: sound and flash animation]
... From the wonderful Born Magazine
, "an experimental venue marrying literary arts and interactive media." A previous project from Born Magazine was featured on Metafilter in 2004.
You have been disciplined all your life :::: Nothing Changed - Nothing Will
Words of encouragement from Piotr Szyhalski's Electric Poster Series (Animated gif images)
. Artist's web site here
(.swf file) Via the NYT Review of Books. Felix Jung hijacks your cursor (briefly) for a poetry break.