Supporting Programme

Georges Schwizgebel, Geneva
Exhibition at "Produzentengalerie"
From 8 to 13 December 2009
A presentation of ten original painted cels from Retouches, the new film by Georges Schwizgebel. The displayed production artwork (gouache on celluloid) reveal how work-intensive the classic animation techniques really are, especially when they are explored as techniques for artistic expression. The exhibited works reveal the artist’s multifaceted visual ideas.
A looped presentation of ‹Retouches› on a monitor allows a confrontation between animated and still images. The exhibition is enhanced by the LIAA illustration designed by Georges Schwizgebel. The LIAA trailer, based on the logo and independently created by Julia Maria Imhoof, will also be screened as a loop on a monitor.

Opening hours
Opening Ceremony Tuesday 13:30
Tuesday 13:00 to 20:00
Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 to 20:00

Black Box – Animation Made in Lucerne
Exhibition at "Erfrischungsraum"
From 8 to 13 December 2009

The Black Box exhibition is presented by the
Animation Department of Lucerne School of Art and Design. Graduates from the Class of 2009 display their original works of art, film sets and films, as well as a special collection of puppets. More than just a gallery of images and objects, ‹Black Box› pushes the pause button on the development stage of an animated film in order to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the minds of the filmmakers. The majority of the work in this exhibition was produced in the first half of 2009. During this short period, the students’ work blossomed from scratch to screen. The diversity of applied techniques couldn’t be richer, ranging from traditional 2D to puppet animation to CGI and mixed media. A special collection of animation puppets offers a close-up view of the wonderful craftsmanship used for stop-motion animation.

Opening hours
Tuesday 13:00 to 20:00
Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 to 20:00
Guided Visit of The Alpineum Museum Lucerne
Thursday, 10 December 12:15 to 14:15

Perfect illusion in the 3D-Alpine Panorama. One feels that one is walking in the Alps-and that in the centre of town! Gigantic diorama pictures with configurated foreground and astonishing effect of depth display Switzerland's most beautiful mountain regions in three-dimensional representation: Pilatus, Rigi, Jungfrau, Monte Rosa, Gornergrat, Breithorn, Matterhorn and the ascent to Mont Blanc. An artistic masterpiece created a hundred years ago by the two painters, Ernst Hodel Snr. and Ernst Hodel Jnr. The Alps as virtual experience in diorama, the forerunner of cinema and television. Numerous reliefs, model houses, ships and mountain railways augment the exhibition.
Guided Visit of Bourbaki Panorama
Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 13.00 to 14.30

The Bourbaki Panorama was built in the 19th century, a time when people had a huge appetite for visual sensations. The huge circular painting by Edouard Castres dates from 1881 and is one of the most compelling works in the history of media. It is a visual sensation of the time before the cinema. It is a stirring denouncement of war and at the same time a moving testimonial to man’s capacity for humanitarian actions.

Animated Walk
Meet up at the Bourbaki Café on Friday, 11 December 2009 at 9:00

The walk starts at the main location of LIAA – the historic The walk starts at the main location of LIAA – the historic Bourbaki building. We make our way through the picturesque streets of Lucerne’s old town. Our first stop is the exhibition at Rössligasse 6, ‹Black Box – Animation made in Lucerne›. From there we set off to the canteen at the Lucerne School of Art and Design for a light refreshment. Afterwards, the professors of the animation department will give us a tour of the premises and insight into their way of teaching. The way back leads us across the famous Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) and along the lake. We will be back at Bourbaki at about 11.45. Come join us!

Animation Workshop for Lucerne Primary Schools

From 16 to 19 November, Kaspar Flückiger, an undergraduate in animation at Lucerne School of Art and Design, has organised an animation course with the class of Elvira Heer of Büttenen school in Lucerne.

The participants were: Alessio | Carolina | Dafina | Deborah | Elia | Flurin | Gaudenz | Gül | Jamila | Kevin | Luan | Lukas | Matias | Michelle | Noelle | Nuria | Patricia | Sandro

In their project week, the schoolchildren have produced animation films and were rewarded with exciting insights into animation film production.
Their works will be presented at stattkino on 8 December 2009 at 15:00.

Making an animation film is even better than watching one! The Lucerne School of Art and Design has established an animation course for teens called Trickboxx. Over a number of weekends, three experienced MA students will teach the analogue cut-out technique as well as digital Flash techniques to a group of maximum eight interested teenagers. The aims of the course are to produce an animation film via teamwork and to go through all the steps of an animation production.
Their works will be presented at stattkino on 8 December 2009 at 15:00.

Flipbook Competition
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Ten flipbooks will be filmed and displayed as a loop at the Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne from 8 until 11 December 2009.
The Prize Ceremony is on Tuesday 8 December, 15:00 at the Lucerne stattkino.
--Please note: The programme may change without notice.--