Bruce Bickford “Line and Clay”

Yamamoto Gendai

poster for Bruce Bickford “Line and Clay”

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Bruce Bickford is a legendary and leading figure in clay animation, and a prodigy with fanatic fans all over the world. Born in 1947 in Seattle, Bickford began to create stop motion films with a 8mm camera in high school, and went into more serious production of clay animation upon his return from service in the Vietnamese war as a Marine. In 1970s his works caught admiration of Frank Zappa, who soon featured Bickford for animation in his videos Baby Snakes and Dub Room Special. Bickford has received numerous video awards and was invited to Twin Peaks Festival, organized after the smash hit TV series by David Lynch, at Seattle Art Museum in 1998. Following last year’s Takamatsu Media Art Festival directed by Naohiro Ukawa, this exhibition will include Bickford’s masterpiece 28 minute long clay animation “Prometheus’ Garden,” along with another video, clay figures and georamas from the videos, and original illustrations from drawing animations and graphic novels.



from February 10, 2016 to February 20, 2016


Bruce Bickford



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