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EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society presents
As part of the 10th Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF)

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A GIF exhibition by Brandon Blommaert
November 15 – November 30, 2014
Globe Cinema Lobby – 617 8th Ave SW
FREE

Brandon has worked with the simple Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) system to create captivating animations that are just a few seconds long. The work exhibited spans from 2009 to 2012, and has constantly evolved to become complex yet simple animations that makes the viewer relish every detail. Visit the Globe Cinema before or during GIRAF to check out Brandon Blommaert’s animated GIF works displayed in the lobby.

ABOUT BRANDON BLOMMAERT:

Brandon was born in Edmonton and currently resides in Montreal. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005, where he studied in the print media program. While in college he discovered animation through the Quickdraw Animation Society. He quickly became obsessed with this demanding art form and has been involved in the creation of short animation ever since. His enthusiasm for animation inspired him to create a festival devoted to the screening of short independent animation by artists from around the world. The festival, Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) will be going into its tenth year and is now the biggest animation festival in western Canada.

In 2008, he moved to Montreal to take part in the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program for young animators. The short film he created during this time, as well as many of his other personal projects such as, “greycon4″, “corneas diadem” and “black moon” have been exhibited throughout the world. Since relocating to Montreal he has continued to create personal video projects while providing animation services to clients such as the National Film Board, Eyesteel Film, and AATOAA. Brandon is also involved in the creation of sculpture, drawings, animated gifs and sound, which he has also exhibited in both online and offline realms.

BRANDON’S GIF WORKSHOP AND SCREENING:

Brandon will also be teaching a GIF workshop at Quickdraw Animation Society, and screen some of his animations at the Globe Cinema for GIRAF’s Visitng Artist Showcase. Visit www.giraffest.ca for more details.

SPECIAL THANKS:

Thanks to Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, and Untitled Art Society for the use of their plinths for the exhibiton.

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