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Proto Anime Cut - Spaces and Visions in Japanese animation

Dortmunder U | 07/09/2011 - 10/09/2011

Opening: Friday, 8 July 2011, 6 - 9 pm Uhr (3rd floor of the Dortmunder U)
From 6:30 pm welcome by:
Dr. Andreas Broeckmann (Founding Director of the Dortmunder U)
Marc Jan Eumann (State Secretary for Federal Affairs, Europe and Media of the State of NRW)
Konsul Yasuyuki Soma (Representative of the Japanese General Consulate Düsseldorf)
Dr. Inke Arns (Artistic Director of HMKV)
Stefan Riekeles (Curator of the exhibition, Les Jardins des Pilotes)

The exhibition Proto Anime Cut presents original drawings of the most important directors and illustrators of Japanese animated films.

The action-packed hero stories and the visionary science fiction of Japanese Anime are set in impressive worlds that are constructed in painstaking detail. Looking at the creative processes, the filmmakers appear as architectural dreamers who operate  with virtuosity at the borders of credibility, fiction and utopia. The exhibition focuses on the development of these arenas of action and narrative scenarios. Numerous background paintings, storyboards, drafts, sources of inspiration and film excerpts provide insight into the working methods of the most successful animation artists of the last two decades. Proto Anime Cut presents them for the first time in Europe.

The exhibition includes work by Hideaki Anno (director, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Haruhiko Higami (photographer), Koji Morimoto (director, Dimension Bomb), Hiromasa Ogura (art director), Mamoru Oshii (director, Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Innocence) and Takashi Watabe (layout).

The presented artists have played key roles in the development of Anime. By cooperating closely in different production studios in Tokyo they gave their distinctive signatures to many films and developed the prototypical Anime style.

A project by Les Jardins des Pilotes (Berlin) in cooperation with 2dk (Tokyo)
Curated by Stefan Riekeles (Les Jardins des Pilotes, Berlin) and David d'Heilly (2dk, Tokyo)
Co-produced by Obra Social CajaMadrid (Madrid)


With works by:
Hideaki Anno (JP), Haruhiko Higami (JP), Koji Morimoto (JP), Hiromasa Ogura (JP), Mamoru Oshii (JP), Takashi Watabe (JP)

Curated by:
Stefan Riekeles (Les Jardins des Pilotes, Berlin) und David d’Heilly (2dk, Tokyo)

HMKV im Dortmunder U (3rd floor)
44137 Dortmund

9 July – 9 October 2011

Opening hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 – 18:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 – 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 – 18:00
Closed on Mondays

5 € / 3 €

Guided tours:
Thursdays at 6 pm (After-Work), Sundays at 4 pm
HMKV at the Dortmunder U, 3rd floor (guided tours are included in the admission)

Film programme:
Special screening on July 9, 2011 from 6 pm in the framework of the ExtraSchicht 2011 at the RWE Forum I Cinema at the Dortmunder U featuring films by the Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C.
Film screenings from 10 September until 2 October (from Thu - Sun) in the framework of the Japan Media Arts Festival (JMAF) at the RWE Forum I Kino at the Dortmunder U.

Complete Program of HMKV at the Dortmunder U during Extraschicht, Saturday, 9 July 2011, 6 pm - 2 am

Accompanying program of HMKV:

Saturday, 9. Juli, in the framework of Extraschicht 2011
6 pm - 12:00 pm: „Graffiti Analysis Station“ – Digital Graffiti Tagging at the Dortmunder U (Entrance)
6 pm - 1:30 am: Short guided tours through HMKV's exhibition (3rd and 6th floor)
- at the full hour in the exhibition "Proto Anime Cut" (3rd floor: 6 pm, 9 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm, 11 pm, 00 am, 1 am)
- at the half hour in the exhibition "Gone to Croatan - Strategies of Disappearance" (6th floor: 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30 22:30, 23:30, 00:30, 01:30)
from 6:00 pm: Screening von Filmen des japanischen Animationsstudios Studio 4°C (RWE Forum I Kino im Dortmunder U)

Sunday, 11 September, 3 pm
Guided exhibition tour for families: Proto Anime Cut & Japan Media Arts Festival (included in the admission)

Saturday, 17 September, 3 - 6 pm
„Becoming Mangaka" – workshop (in German)

Friday, 23 - Sat, 25 September, 5 pm (Fri) and 11 am - 6 pm (Sat and Sun)
„Machinima – workshop“ (in German)

Saturday, 1 October, 2011, in the framework of the 11th Dortmund DEW21-Museumsnacht
4 pm „Exhibition tour and ralley for children“ through the exhibition "Proto Anime Cut" for children between 6 and 12
4 pm - 10 pm „Drawing Manga“
from 7 pm „LED-Throwie - event“

Partner 2011: Kunststiftung NRW
JUMP – Annual Sponsorship for Art Associations of the Kunststiftung NRW 2011

Main funders of HMKV:
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

The exhibition is funded by:
Die Ministerin für Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


Co-production of the exhibition:
Obra Social Caja Madrid (ES)

Further dates of the exhibition:
25 January – 25 March 2012: Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona (ES)
15 April – 6 June 2012: La Casa Encendida, Madrid (ES)

Media partner:
ARTE Creative creative.arte.tv

www.hmkv.de and www.jardinsdespilotes.org


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Exhibitions overview



Picture Gallery

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Interview // Proto Anime Cut tour


HMKV VIDEO // Proto Anime Cut