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29.6. - 3.7.2016
Žilina

Cyriak

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
02.07.2016
00:15
Duration 34:17

Cyriak Harris started his career in 2004 by producing early animated gifs and short animated films. Thanks to his distinctive style it is clear after just a few seconds that we are watching a Cyriak. He borrows themes from everyday life, popular culture and museum exhibitions containing stuffed animals; he plants them into new surroundings and contexts that usually evolve into a fractal structure, simultaneously absurd and terrifying. If Cyriak’s art provokes any feelings of disturbance, that’s quite all right. Cyriak keeps this dimension present under all circumstances, even when it comes to more commercial projects. He has created numerous music videos and TV show intros. In the self-taught animator’s own words, it’s been a long time since he left Brighton, England, as he was forced to move into a decrepit house in the middle of nowhere held together only by the resident spiders.

cows & cows & cows

directed by Cyriak

year: 2010
country: GB
duration: 02:14
To minimise the threat of alien abduction, a herd of cows use a “cowouflage” strategy to try to convince an observer that whatever is happening on the meadow, there is no livestock involved.

The Spirit of Christmas

directed by Cyriak

year:
country:
duration: 00:47
Santa brought a little boy a gift he’ll never forget.

Welcome to Kitty City

directed by Cyriak

year: 2011
country: GB
duration: 01:48

Something

directed by Cyriak

year: 2010
country: GB
duration: 01:29
An obsession with order and beauty can be dangerous - and it comes at a price.

Ratchet

directed by Cyriak

year: 2013
country: GB
duration: 03:16
Cyriak’s music video for Bloc Party’s song Ratchet recycles the band’s previous music videos. A few weeks after it was released, the band announced their split. However, they said it wasn’t because of the video…

MOO!

directed by Cyriak

year: 2007
country: GB
duration: 02:54
An epic saga about a fight between aliens and cows. A shocking abduction is only the beginning of the fight for the survival of a whole civilization.

Meow mix

directed by Cyriak

year: 2009
country: GB
duration: 01:50
In this short, Cyriak once and for all explodes the myth that black cats bring bad luck.

Don’t Pick Your Nose

directed by Cyriak

year: 2009
country: GB
duration: 00:13
A short but illuminating warning about what can happen to anyone who picks their nose.

Poo pants

directed by Cyriak

year: 2009
country: GB
duration: 01:56
At its core, the film is an exploration of both personal and cultural themes, exposing our exploitative relationship with the environment at a personal level and, by extension, as a society or species.

Malfunction

directed by Cyriak

year: 2014
country: GB
duration: 02:12
The everyday routine of a housewife is disrupted by unforeseeable circumstances.

Meow

directed by Cyriak

year: 2009
country: GB
duration: 02:46
A city must face a head-on assault of cat zombies. The residents are fighting till their very last breath, but the enemies keep appearing around every corner.

Cycles

directed by Cyriak

year: 2010
country: GB
duration: 02:58
A picturesque waterfront falls prey to a teddy bear attack. In the light of day!

Chimpnology

directed by Cyriak

year: 2014
country: GB
duration: 02:44
Even the scientists don’t foresee what happens when a chimpanzee pushes the wrong button.

Baaa

directed by Cyriak

year: 2011
country: GB
duration: 01:19
A little lamb and dozens of his siblings are enjoying a frolic on the meadow. Together they can overcome anything. Well, almost.

Because

directed by Cyriak

year: 2012
country: GB
duration: 02:28
Cyriak becomes the measuring standard of the nature of the universe and reality in general. Will his army succeed in colonizing alien worlds?

Cirrus

directed by

year: 2013
country: GB
duration: 03:23
Accompanied by Bonobo’s music, an idyll of a 1960s town portrayed as a tool for living transforms into organized chaos.