The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Electric Picture Show brings to light a wealth of overlooked truths: that Claymation isn’t just for Christmas specials (Golden Lucky’s Looking Thru the B-Sides), that Banananimation is a legitimate, although hard to pronounce, art form (Molly Schwartz’s Things That Smell Like Things That Aren’t OK), and that even the terrible pains of pregnancy can be rendered adorable as a cartoon (Signe Baumane’s Birth). The collection of 13 animated shorts highlights a wide variety of the borough’s emerging multimedia talent. Don’t miss James Blagden’s hilariously illustrated true account of the Pittsburgh pitcher who threw a no-hitter while high on acid—Dock Ellis & the LSD No No—or the equally trippy homemade music videos for Animal Collective, Yeasayer, and the Bravery.
Wed., May 12, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 4, 2010