Sausage City

1974

Dir. Adam Beckett, 16mm Color Sound 00:05:30

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Description

A fascinating piece of animation which emerges from a white screen, where vastly complex, highly rendered structures of constantly interweaving organic forms grow and evolve within a city of boxes which never cease to move and change perspective, finally culminating in a surprise ending. Award winner: 1974 Humboldt Film Festival, 1974 Ann Arbor Festival, 1974 Alfred University. Shown at Filmex, Whitney Museum of American Art, Ann Arbor Tour, Zagreb Festival.
[Source: Creative Film Society Catalogue, 1975]

Starting with a white screen a city of interlocking boxes evolves, always moving, constantly changing perspective. After a while, this group of sausages begins to emerge. They are a thoroughly rendered (using fancy colored-pencil technique) bunch of sausages. As time passes there get to be a whole bunch of sausages; in fact, the screen becomes one mass of seething, throbbing, pullulating life. The ending is a surprise.
[Source: Canyon Cinema Online Catalogue]