GLAS Presenting Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective This Thursday in DTLA – Animation Scoop

GLAS Presenting Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective This Thursday in DTLA

GLAS Animation (GLobal Animation Syndicate), the Los Angeles non-profit organization run “by animators for animators”, is presenting a retrospective of the work of Swiss animation legend Georges Schwizgebel, one of the most celebrated independent animators of all time. The event will happen at LA’s Downtown Independent Theatre on Thursday June 22nd at 8:30pm.

Schwizgebel was awarded an Honorary Cristal at the 2017 Annecy Festival this past weekend, to commemorate his prolific career. “Georges Schwizgebel is an animation guru, an artisan of precision and an artist who has inspired many young animators,” says Marcel Jean, artistic director of Annecy. “His style can be described as baroque and swirling, characterised by a confident brushstroke and a resolutely postmodern approach with his relationship to history and art.”

In the decades spanning Schwizgebel’s career, he pioneered original techniques to reweave the formal fabric of animation. “His structural animations are composed like complex musical scores with a dizzying Escher-like recursively,” says GLAS founder Jeanette Bonds. “A Schwizgebel film will spin around you and sneak up on you, as your grip on its form gets increasingly shaken. Truly an unparalleled voice in animation history, his films bring the use of the frame and the cycle to an entirely new conceptual level.”


Thursday, June 22
Doors open at 7:30
Screening starts at 8:30

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021


Tickets are $12 per person and are available for purchase through the following link:

15% Discount for students and ASIFA Members using code: STUDENT3000

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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