Jan Svankmajer (1934)

Jan Svankmajer is a surrealist artist greatly known for his surreal animations. His works are profoundly iconic with some amazing stop motion animations involving clay.

Dimensions of Dialogue (1982)
An experimental stop motion animation, Dimensions of Dialogue is quite incredible with strange yet wonderful transformations each object undertakes, bearing an amazing aesthetic quality with its quirky movements and in the details as a multitude of finger marks are present in the clay transitions.

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Meat Love (1988)
An amusing short involving pieces of meat - the animation is reminiscent to the format of many animation shorts of contemporary works.

Darkness, Light, Darkness (1989)

Quite possibly one of the craziest, most imaginative stop motion animations with clay I've seen. The pacing is perfect to the slow yet deliberate build up to the creation of man, where the clay modelling is amazing particularly when adding facial features such as the eyes. It is quite uncanny especially with the tongue which was a little unnerving to say the least, and the splash of water moment was quite unexpected one can't help but laugh. Definitely worth checking out.


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