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Move over, Jan Švankmajer and Brothers Quay — there's a new surrealistic pillow on which to lay your heads now, and it's woven by a multimedia animator who presents two of her recent films tonight at The Birdwoman and Her Dreams: The Animated Works of Nancy Andrews. Both are shot through dreams and day-mares worthy of dementia. Behind the Eyes Are the Ears (2010) focuses on the human experience as seen through the lens of an insect; the jerky momentum is translated brilliantly through 16mm, animation, live-action and found footage. On a Phantom Limb (2009) is about Andrews' survival of a surgery that almost killed her, and how she transmuted that particular hell into a cathartic limbo world of cartoons. She'll be at the screenings, so you can ask her about what actually happened after your mind has melted from all the assorted wonderful weird.

Tue., March 8, 2011