1984 – olympic games

25 11 2014

1984. olympic games in los angeles. the organisers had come up with the idea for an ANIMATION OLYMPIC ARTS FESTIVAL during the games. PETER SCHNEIDER, later head of disney feature animation, was in the organising committee. all the participants knew about the festival one year in advance. time enough to come up with an animated short – I did my personal 5 min version of the whole olympic rubbish.
to understand my critical view you have to go back to that time. it was in the middle of the cold war between russia and the US ( another one, not the one from these days…). in germany we were sitting on american nuclear warheads, there were big protests. we felt not safe at all. it was not a very pleasant time, and in the middle of all that there were supposed to be happy running, jumping and playing games between the ‘friendly’ nations?
the festival guys as well as the L.A.press didn’t like my version very much, they called it ‘a grim version of an angry german’ – ach ja…

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2 responses

26 11 2014


27 11 2014

reminds me of Pink Floyd’s “the Wall”

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