Sat, Oct 07|
Falvey Hall Auditorium
Sweaty Eyeballs - Isaac King Retrospective
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Falvey Hall Auditorium, 1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
About the event
Sweaty Eyeballs is excited to present a retrospective of short animated films and an in-person talk by Isaac King (Toronto, Canada). This screening will include an artist talk and Q&A session. Isaac King's "Human's Build the Biggest Nests" will also be on display in the atrium of MICA Falvey Hall during the festival and his installation work "Inbetweening Beings" is on display in the Sweaty Eyeballs: Outside the Frame Exhibition at Current Space gallery.
Isaac King is an award-winning animation artist, filmmaker, commercial director, and teacher. Combining handmade and digital animation techniques, his work focuses on ecology and society for audiences of all ages. Isaac’s recent MFA thesis work incorporates outdoor animation and installation. For over 20 years Isaac has been directing, designing, and animating short films, commercials, and PSAs in a variety of media including drawn, stop-motion, and digital hybrids. His independent films have screened at hundreds of festivals, been chosen twice as Vimeo Staff Picks, and won many top awards including the Annecy Public Prize, Best Short Film Award at Cinanima (Portugal), CromaFest (Mexico), Cineglobe (Switzerland), and Italy's VIEW conference, and Best Children's Film Award at Kuki (Berlin), Animafest (Zagreb), and Earthvision (Japan). His work has been awarded grants from the Canada, Ontario, and Toronto Arts Councils, and the NFB. While working as a director at Toronto’s Head Gear Animation for 15 years, Isaac’s work won multiple commercial awards including Applied Arts, OneShow Design, Art Director's Club, Lotus, Worldfest, NY Festivals, and Broadcast Design Awards. Isaac is a sessional instructor at OCAD U’s Experimental Animation Program. His teaching experience includes Sheridan College and the Toronto Animated Image Society, where he is now an active board member. He has presented lectures at Cutout Fest in Mexico, the Taipei Film Festival, AnimaAnima in Serbia, SVA in New York, Philippine’s iAcademy, OCAD U and Emily Carr University.