A North American Animation Road Show
Presented by Stefan Gruber
Tuesday, July 30th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Stefan Gruber will bring his live experimental animation performance across the US and Canada this summer. His
three-‐part act includes live animation, a live voice performance, and an entertaining array of audience interaction.
The show begins with a participatory introduction in which he draws a “psychic portrait.” He invites a member of the audience to sit with him for an oracular reading. Throughout the reading, Gruber draws a seemingly abstract animation. This comes together as a cohesive piece when the series is replayed at the end of the session.
Next, Gruber provides a menu of his short films. The audience has the opportunity to select the works that they would like to see. The menu is a near-comprehensive list of Gruber’s animation and film, including some pieces that are paired with live voice performances by Gruber and some that require the audience to pitch in with their own voices.
Finally, Gruber ends the performance with a finale piece, showcasing some of his most recent animation.
Stefan Gruber is an American experimental animator and performance artist from Seattle. He creates one hand-‐drawn, digitally finished experimental animation short per year and tours during the summer. Gruber is founder and teacher of the Animation Department at the Nova Animation Project and founder of Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT).
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