"The animation constitutes one of the most important works of imagination seen in some time, filled with every possible animation technique, all exquisitely rendered, all calculated to produce incredible wonder in the heart of the viewer. It is a children's fairy tale for adults."
B. Ruby Rich
This candy coloured nightmare astounded audiences upon its release where it played alongside David Lynch's Erasureheadon the midnight movie circuit . Stunning cel animation evokes the inner world of the films blank faced protagonist in a moving meditation on art and reproduction. The film climaxes with a stunning set piece which occurs before a claymation audience who gape as the artist unleashes rare wonders into the auditorium.
Asparagus won first prize at Oberhausen; Atlanta; Baltimore and Ann Arbor Film Festivals.
Suzan Pitt's work has pushed the boundaries of the animation and film form, thriving in both the art world and cinema since the 1970s. She has had major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Stedlijk Museum in Amsterdam and has designed operas and created large multi-media shows at the Venice Biennale and Harvard University . A retrospective of her animated films was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006 and her films have been presented at the over 100 venues around the world. Other films include Jefferson Circus Songs(1975), Joy Street (1995) and El Doctor (2006). Suzan Pitt currently teaches experimental animation at California Institute of the Arts.
The Wonderfully Strange & Surreal Animation of Suzan Pitt, a DVD publicaiton featuring her films, was released in 2006. For more information visit Suzan Pitt's website
Suzan Pitt Asparagus 1979 ¨© courtesy of the artist