SV Showcase: Think Tank Gallery Guest Curates Animation Series

StandardVision proudly presents their first SV Showcase series:

Three animated films, guest curated by Think Tank Gallery.

Caffeine by Danae Diaz & Patricia Luna

Look-See by Daniel Savage

Weird Weather by Iain Acton

On View

October 6 – November 6

Thursday – Sunday

9pm – Midnight

#SVLA1 screen at the Courtyard Marriott

901 W. Olympic Blvd – Los Angeles CA

The newly developed SV Showcase program aims to present the work of emerging and established artists in a site-specific month long exhibition turned installation on the #SVLA1 screen in Downtown Los Angeles. Curated by a different gallery or organization each month, the program will regularly occupy the 9pm – Midnight timeslot of the 4-story screen, encouraging audiences to participate in a new and innovative outdoor exhibition experience.

For our first collaboration, guest curator Jacob Patterson of Think Tank Gallery invites four international artists to grace our screen with three uniquely animated short films.  

The connecting fabric of these three pieces lies in both their delicate yet simplistic aesthetic as well as an underlying sense of humor told through the animation itself. The films will be screened every 15 minutes for three hours between 9pm – Midnight at 901 W. Olympic Blvd in Downtown Los Angeles.

To celebrate the occasion, we are gathering with the artists, curators and anyone else who would like to join in on the corner of Olympic Ave. and Francisco St. beneath the exhibition from 9p.m.-midnight on Saturday night, the 8th of October. The art will be easily visible from anywhere in the area, thus one can sit and enjoy the view from one of the nearby dining establishments.

About the films:

Look-See by Daniel Savage is a short film featuring a shapely character interacting with his environment. The project was conceived and executed while on a meditative “work vacation” to Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles.

Weird Weather by Iain Acton is an animated music video for the New York based band Palaxy Tracks. The video has received various accolades on Vimeo as well as international recognition.

Caffeine by Patricia Luna & Danae Diaz is made up of hand drawn images that are animated by traditional and computer media. The film is in part inspired by Brandt Brauer Frick’s soundtrack of mechanical rhythms as well as the works of George Orwell and Jacques Tati.

About the artists:

Daniel Savage is a Brooklyn based designer and animation director. His work has been recognized by Wired Magazine, The Webbys, One Show, and SXSW to name a few. In 2012 he was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club. He has taught design and animation at SVA, NYU, and guest lectured at a wide variety of schools and events.

Iain Acton is a UK based freelance designer and animator and creative director at Visualists. His work is characterized by a unique and mesmerizing simplicity. His past clients include IBM, MCM, and various musicians from around the world.

Patricia Luna is an LA based artist that works in Drawing, Print and 2-D animation. She studied Fine Arts and Social Anthropology in the University of Barcelona and earned an MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the Arts. Her still work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and her short films have been screened and awarded in International Festivals such as Animafest Zagreb , Animac, MIAFF, Tricky Women and Festanka among others.

Danae Diaz is a Berlin based animator/illustrator. She combines her animation work for 2D animation projects and studios, with her Illustration work for newspapers as The Guardian, Spiegel or Die Zeit and magazines like Wallpaper* or Wired, as well as for advertising agencies, featured film productions, publishing houses, and institutions.

About The Curator

Jacob Patterson is a Los Angeles based artist, curator, and programming director at Think Tank Gallery. Think Tank Gallery is an alternative arts space showcasing work that reflects the constantly evolving urban landscape and lifestyle of Los Angeles. Think Tank is also involved in producing site specific events promoting local culture such as the Night on Broadway Festival in Downtown LA. 

About SV Creative

StandardVision Creative is an artistic division of the architecturally-integrated media façade company StandardVision. SV Creative makes and curates art and cultural content showcased on LED media facades around the world. Our primary goal is to develop a heightened cultural discourse through our outdoor exhibition spaces—generating new outlets to expose the public eye to the arts. 


(Music for teaser: Caffeine by Brandt Brauer Frick)