LITTLE SCULPTURE GARDEN
Animation film by Iby-Jolande Varga

A, 1995, 16mm, colour, 10’15”
Idea, script, objects, animation, stop motion camera, editing:
Iby-Jolande Varga
Hand camera: Sandro Decleva
Music composed by Stephen Ferguson

The garden is made up of sculptures: The film takes the viewer on a walk through an exhibition, where he is surprised by three-dimensional animated objects. At the same time it is a journey through the nature cycle of a year. For Iby-Jolande Varga the Little Sculpture Garden is an allegory for the artistic and creative work.*

The film is animated with replacement technique: The 10 sculptures, are built of about 300 three-dimensional jigsaw parts and were animated with over 1200 additional parts which were put together over 10,000 times in different combinations.

Stephen Ferguson made Iby-Jolande Varga’s sound world his raw material for his composition: nature sounds that she collected, sounds at work, like woodwork and camera sounds, interviews with her, her singing, whispering, whistling, clapping and her piano playing.


Produced with a film scholarship by the Austrian Ministry for the Arts.
Premiere: Paris, Centre Pompidou 1996


DVD specials: Slideshows with over 200 pictures. Making of, creating the sculptures, construction plans and photos from the set.
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The sculptures' titles:

EARTH MIST CLOUDS
ICE
HUMUS ROCKS ICE
SOIL SEEDS SHOOTS
SOIL SHOOTS RAIN
ROOTS STEMS LEAVES
SOIL LEAVES HAIL
SOIL LEAVES FLOWER
LEAVES FLOWERS FRUITS
TWIGS LEAVES WIND
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