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Ob železnici 8
Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000

StopTrik International Film Festival is dedicated to stop motion techniques of hand-made, spatial animation as puppet film, claymation, object or photography manipulation, animation of loose materials (such as salt, sand etc), pixilation, traditional cut-out and many more. The list of sub-genres could be complemented with such exceptional techniques as animation of lights, fire, yarns, threads. Artists' imagination is limitless and so we can be neither orthodox nor strict while defining the term "stop motion". The ultimate goal of this unique annual gathering is to admire and celebrate artistry of hand-made, spatial animation together with all the other drifters of the surreal, absurd or merry highways who are ready to pursue frame by frame illusion.

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Stop motion animation workshops with Laura Victoria Delgado

Maribor, October 5th−8th 2017 @ 7th StopTrik IFF, Maribor

Laura Victoria Delgado’s statement:

I propose we create together a stop-motion animation, inspired by the imagined surface of an ancient cave, as an ancient human going through the darkness with little lights, to remember, in a sense, the birth of animation. Recalling the cave art, imagining the people going across the caves with torches, sharpens hearing and opens perception of all senses. A time travel in our humankind, imagining the people who have started discovering-creating an image in movement only with a light and their body-mind in the caves. Creation as a ritual process. The discovering-creation of the images in movement with the more basic elements, light, darkness and our humankind. And a very important challenge: to find the materiality of these elements with the stop-motion technique.

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Laura Victoria Delgado

Born in 1981, in Medellín, Colombia. Since 2006 she lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.

As a matter of fact, she is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences at the Charles University. In Colombia, Laura Victoria earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (specialization in art and new media). Motivated by exploring film as a medium of expression, she wrote her master's thesis on film animation at the Film Academy of Prague, FAMU in 2010. Since then, she has realized films and videos, that have been presented at various festivals and collective exhibitions. Besides her personal art work, she has made animated trailers for regional series and cultural institutions. Laura Victoria has an interest in sharing experience and creating bridges of communication between her native continent and the one she currently lives in. On one side, she conducts workshops and gives speeches, and on the other side she organizes screenings, contributes to programming of various animation festivals and cultural spaces as well as cooperates with the collective project Moebius that promotes Latin American experimental animation .