Framing the Quays

Stop-motion auteurs the Quay Brothers have a major retrospective at MoMA, Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets, from August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013. – Watch the brothers creating part of the exhibit, in stop-mo.
From the NY Times review:

the exhibition itself leaves no doubt that the Quays are masters above all of an unusually entrancing form of stop-action animation they unveiled in 1979. Fraught with unresolved dreamlike narratives and psychosexual tensions, these works draw on the Surreal, the Gothic and the Victorian and also reflect the Quays’ deep attachment to the literature, graphic arts, animation and music of Eastern Europe, which they have cultivated since their art-school days.

The piano tuner of earthquakes – V-F Q329 Pia DVD

The Brothers Quay collection ten astonishing short films, 1984-1993 – V-AN Q329 Bro DVD

Phantom museums short films of the Quay brothers – V-AN Q329 Pha DVD


Joseph Cornell / Jiří Kolář– N6537.C66 A4 2007a

The ossuary and other tales / Jan Svankmajer – V-AN S936 Oss DVD

Labyrinth of darkness / Jiri Barata [i.e. Barta] – V-AN B378 Lab DVD

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