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I’m only picking up on this material late after subscribing relatively late. Interesting to see if any of the anticipated news items actually landed by mid 2023.
Great write-up. Always interesting to see how closely related art-movements happen to be. Especially when they are as "hidden" as this one.
Regarding suggestions: It'd be interesting to see more indepth write-ups on the likes of Georges Schwizgebel or Garri Bardin. Schwizgebel's latest short is currently streaming on rts.ch - probably one his weaker works, yet still brimming with undeniable qualities (also won Best Animated Short at the Swiss Film Festival last week) -, the remainder of his oeuvre is available on VimeoVOD. Notwithstanding the above, a profile on Bardin, or an indepth analysis of his shorts "Выкрутасы" & "Серый волк энд Красная шапочка" would be appreciated. Despite being the most proficient stop-motion director to have ever lived (e.g. uses vast array of different techniques; very intelligently packed political commentary), he seems to be comparitively unknown and -recognized.
Hey great article, I've always been a huge fan of the work by UPA and specially the work by John Hubley. Its really interesting to hear how their work went on to influence artists in eastern European countries, keep up the great work!