Database for Animation Studies


The Quay Brothers' Universum

Identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay, better known as the Quay Brothers, are influential stop-motion animators. The Quay Brothers are internationally known for their incredibly inventive, other-worldly films that blend objects, puppets and people from real life with gloomy fantasies and haunted visions. This book presents their intriguing works as well as their sources of inspiration and fascinations. Over their careers, they developed an unmistakable aesthetic that somehow manages to inspire, confound, and often disturb their viewers. The Eye Filmmuseum is presenting a large exhibition of their work, including their animation films, set designs (which they call Dormitoriums) and works on paper, but also works from other animation filmmakers, Wunderkammer artefacts, anatomical models, Eastern European posters, drawings from the Prinzhorn Collection, scores by Karlheinz Stockhausen and other sources of their inspiration.

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