ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Luca Dipierro's "Paper Circus" (w/ live scores by Father Murphy!)

“Luca Dipierro’s animations contain the blood and guts and mystery of what it means to be alive and on the planet.” — Robert Lopez (author, Kamby Bolongo Mean River, Asunder)

Described as “a perfect mix between creepy and charming” by the Huffington Post, the films of Luca Dipierro are carnivalesque tales of acrobacy and death, both sorrowful and comical. This startlingly dedicated artist uses a wide variety of mediums for his adventures in cut-out animation: paper, fabric, dirt, wood, thread, hair, paint, pencils, markers, buttons, wax, glue, tape — and moves his cut-outs on the surfaces of discarded book covers. Join us for Luca’s latest shorts collection Paper Circus, with live soundtracks by experimental Italian band FATHER MURPHY — one of the leading bands of what Simon Reynolds (author, Rip It Up And Start Again, Retromania) has termed the “new Italian occult psychedelia.” With their orchestrated flow of sounds, music and foley, the result is a hybrid tapestry that braids elements of cut-up, sound collage, performance art, and theater. Filmmaker in person!

Watch the Luca Diperro short “Mundus Novus”!