Proto Anime Cut

Spaces and visions in Japanese animation

The exhibition “Proto Anime Cut” presents original drawings of the most important directors and illustrators of Japanese animated films.The action-packed hero stories and the visionary science fiction of Japanese Anime are set in impressive worlds that are constructed in painstaiking detail. Looking at the creative processes, the filmmakers appear as architectural dreamers who operate with virtuosity at the borders of credibility, fiction and utopia. The exhibition focuses on these arenas of action and narrative scenarios. Numerous background paintings, storyboards, drafts, sources of inspiration and film excerpts provide insight into the working methods of the most successful animation artists of the last two decades. “Proto Anime Cut” presents them for the first time in Europe.

The exhibition includes work by Hideaki Anno (director, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Haruhiko Higami (photographer), Koji Morimoto (director, Dimension Bomb), Hiromasa Ogura (art director), Mamoru Oshii (director, Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Innocence) and Takashi Watabe (layout).

Accompanying the exhibition, the fsk Cinema at Oranienplatz will show a special series of Japanese animated films from 3rd till 23rd February (each beginning at 18:00h).

21.01. – 06.03.2011
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
Admission free

7 - 10 pm