Alj Brustellin A new cartoon film by Jan Lenica ADAM 2 JAN LENICA Jan Lenica, whose work was the subject of articles in Graphis 87 and 119, was born in Poznan in 1928 and studied music and architecture before turning to graphic art. Apart from his work in the fine arts field (particularly collages), he is best known for his posters (1st prize at the 1st International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, 1966) and for his cartoon films, which have won him the highest distinctions. Stills from his latest film are shown on the following pages. Adam 2 (7200 ft., production Boris Borresholm of Lux Film, camera Renate Rühr, music Josef Anton Riedl) took over three years to complete. It has been awarded the German film prize for 1969. Editor Jan Lenica, dessen Arbeiten wir in Graphis 87 und 119 vorgestellt haben, wurde 1928 in Poznan geboren und studierte Musik und Architektur, bevor er sich der Graphik zuwandte. Neben seinen Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der freien Kunst (Collagen), wurde er vor allem bekannt durch seine Plakate (1Preis an der Internationalen Plakat- biennale, Warschau 1966) und seine Zeichentrickfilme, die ihm höchste Auszeichnun- gen einbrachten. Auf den folgenden Seiten zeigen wir Stills aus seinem neuesten Film, Adam 2 (Lange2200 m, ProduktionBoris Borresholm - Lux Film, KameraRenate Rühr, Musik: Josef A.Riedl), dessen Realisation über drei Jahre beanspruchte und für den er den deutschen Filmpreis 1969 erhielt. Redaktion m Jan Lenica, auquel nous avons déja consacré des articles dans Graphis 87 et 119, est né a Poznan en 1928. II a étudié la musique et l'architecture avant de devenir graphiste. II est surtout connu pour ses collages, ses affiches (qui lui ont valu le Ier prix a la I« Biennale Internationale de 1'Affiche a Varsovie, en 1966) et ses dessins animés, qui ont remporté une série de grands prix. Nous montrons sur les pages suivantes des photos de travail extraites de son dernier film, Adam 2, réalisé dans 1 espace de trois ans (2200 m, production Boris Borresholm Lux Film, caméra Renate Rühr, musique de Josef Anton Riedl). Ce dessin animé a été récompensé en 1969 du prix du meilleur film allemand. ha Redaction 1) Uncle Theodore; 2) In the tram. A character and a scene from the cartoon film Adam 2. 1) Onkel Theodor; 2) In der Strassenbahn. Eine Figur und eine Szene aus dem Trickfilm Adam 2. 1) L'oncle Théodore; 2) Dans le tram. Un personnage et une scène du dessin animé Adam 2. 448 Perhaps Jan Lenica's 80-minute 'alm. Adam 2 is the final culminatioi't a cartoon film tradition which has produced nearly as many styles it has artistsa tradition which accordingly cannot be defined in tern of graphic attributes but only by its attempt, in its content, to reflect grrhi- cally the world we live in. One of the main intents of many contempirv cartoon film artistsespecially in Eastern countrieshas been and'till is to create parables for our social, intellectual and spiritual no wonder; for it is in the parable that the accusation can best be m cealed under the artistry, the satire disguised as grotesque. The Pole Jan Lenica, today resident in various hotels in various fies of Europe, is unquestionably the gloomiest of the world-interprete, of the animated film. He and his colleagues are today as far from the wijfuli world of Walt Disney as from all formalist attempts to lend art few! dimensions, to endow it with time and motion (an experiment from v ch the film has long withdrawn) and from the endeavours of the pi'sts to produce 'pure animation'. Lenica has a time reference, is 'existenti|t', even when he forgets the attributes and emblems of reality and 1.. shapes the visionary material of the imagination. No witch, no tl: human beast, no fantastic plant or unlikely monster can ever prodje a mythological anti-universe. However free Lenica's invention, hower deformed or decorated his creations, his story remains concrete, *m- prehensible, having a habitation and a name. His art is, no doubt, literary, and has its literary ancestors. Thrlm.

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