ASIFA-East invites you to a retrospective evening of films by Karen Aqua (1954-2011).
Tuesday, October 11, 7pm at SVA
Hosted by her husband and creative partner, Ken Field, Debra Solomon, with Linda Simensky, Vice President of children’s programming for PBS.
Karen Aqua’s innovative films occupy a unique place in the world of independent and experimental animation, and have screened worldwide at festivals in Europe, Asia, North/South America, and New Zealand. ASIFA-East presents a variety of her award-winning films, from earlier projects to her final piece, including including a selection of animated segments she produced and animated for Sesame Street. Created from exceptionally refined and colorful drawings, Aqua’s style is also characterized by compelling subject matter, exploring the human condition through themes of culture and transformation. Aqua stated, “I strive to create films which are more poetry then prose, making visible the invisible.” This screening pays tribute to Karen, who passed away in May 2011.