It is 1917 and Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka is in hospital, injured and shell-shocked from World War One, and heartbroken from the end of his famous love affair with Alma Mahler. Whilst recovering, he writes the play, Job, and makes a series of lithographs and paintings on the themes of love, jealousy and war.
Visual metaphors from Kokoschka’s plays, letters, diaries, and prints will be woven through the film to throw light upon his real life experiences in love and war. The resulting five minute animation will combine a mixture of drawing, paper cut out animation, and archive footage re-animated.
Elizabeth Hobbs is an artist based in London. She has been making animated films for 16 years. Her films are driven by a strong narrative, experimental in form and often based on curious overlooked stories from history. Elizabeth often employs methods from her printmaking background, but always explores and stretches the material possibilities of the medium.
Her films have won many awards and travelled widely to international film festivals. In 2013, she created Imperial Provisor Frombald, produced by Animate Projects for Channel 4’s Random Acts. Elizabeth’s newest film G-AAAH (2016) a short created with a typewriter, has won two awards since its premiere and received a Vimeo Staff Pick.