Isobel KNOWLES (1980, Australia) has been collaborating with Van Sowerwine since 2001, when the two met whilst studying media art at RMIT University in Melbourne. Together they create ecstatically detailed, technically adventurous animations, both as films and immersive museum installations. Their installations have won awards at Prix Ars Electronica, QAGOMA New Media Art Award and have shown in major institutions across the globe. Their short film Clara (2004) premiered at Cannes and their VR stop motion film Passenger (2019) premiered at Venice Film Festival and screened at IFFR. They recently completed Night Creatures, which premiered at the 2022 Melbourne International Film Festival, and premiered internationally at IFFR 2023.
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(all co-dir) Play With Me (2002, instal), Expecting (2003, instal), Clara (2004, short), Doll Stories: Mary (2008, short), You Were in My Dream (2010, instal), It's a Jungle in Here (2011, instal), Out in the Open (2017, short/instal), Passenger (2019, VR), Night Creatures (2022, augmented reality)
Isobel Knowles at IFFR
Explore your new homeland in tactile, stop-motion VR from the back seat of a taxi, like so many other migrants.
Celebrated Australian animators Knowles and Sowerwine introduce, via mobile phone, movie-going bats into IFFR queues.