In the three volumes of Desire and Sexuality: Animating the Unconscious Jayne Pilling, the Collection Editor and director of the British Animation Awards, has brought together a variety of visually striking and emotionally resonant animated shorts. Each DVD features 10 international films; the set includes both well known classics and lesser-known works.
There is something special about animation which makes it depiction of desire and sexuality so unique and absorbing. Perhaps the relationship between desire, sexuality and animation arises naturally from the process of making short film. Like a pocket mirror, the animated short partially reflects its maker. The animation process is rarely quick, is often intensely laborious, and yet the viewpoint it creates is often so intimate; uniquely charged with the electric immediacy of its making.
This collection includes:
Hysteria Alys Hawkins
We Lived in Grass Andreas Hykade
Crying and W*nking Alys Hawkins
How Wings are Attached to the Backs of Angels Craig Welch
Bird in the Window Igor Kovalyov
The Hat Michèle Cournoyer
Never Like The First TimeJonas Odell
Words, Words, Words Michaela Pavlatova
Repete Michaela Pavlatova
His Passionate Bride Monika Forsberg