SELECTED  QUOTES FOR BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING:

“Every now and then, a film comes along that is so original and made with such clear passion that it almost takes you a moment to catch your breath. Christiane Cegavske’s Blood Tea and Red String is precisely such a film” - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, FANGORIA

“truly a beautiful work of art and a feast for the senses” -  Elizabeth Rios, FILM DAILY

“As much a work of sculpture as of cinema...this dark fairy tale is perfectly au courant, seamlessly in step, in its herky-jerky way, with the artisanal ethos, moody nostalgia and vogue for gothic motifs (skulls, taxidermy) rampant on the gallery scene.” - Nathan Lee, NEW YORK TIMES

“A David Lynchean fever dream on Beatrix Potter terrain…as lovingly crafted as it is unsettlingly sour-sweet” - Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

“Its haunting images speak directly to some dark, preverbal corner of the heart” - Maitland McDonagh, TV GUIDE'S MOVIE GUIDE

“ Inspired by Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer (“Little Otik”), with a tad of David Lynch thrown in... an original head trip” - V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST

 

CRITIC'S LISTS

 7 Best Stop-Motion Animated Movies of All Time - CINEMAHOLIC

8 Best Sci-Fi Films With Minimal Dialogue - Evan Hoovler, SYFY

15 Best Surrealist Movies of The 21st Century - Deloret Imnidian, TASTE OF CINEMA

9 Terrifying Animated Films for Fans of Horror - Irmã Jéssica, MACABRE

40 Best Stop-Motion Animated Movies of All Time - Leo Poroshin, TASTE OF CINEMA

13 Animated Films to Watch this Halloween - Evan Vernon, ANIMATION FOR ADULTS

10 Amazing Pieces of Art Made by One Person - MY DAILY SELF MOTIVATION

Animated Features by Solo Artists - Jerry Beck, CARTOON BREW

 

INTERVIEWS:

Skwigly Online Animation Magazine - December 13, 2018

beautiful.bizarre, online and print - June 16, 2016

Where Women Create, print - Fall 2014

Oregon Art Beat, Public Television - October 2012

Wardance, online - March 11, 2012

Zora von Burden, Women of the Underground: Art (2012) 160-167.

Spectacular Optical, online - November 9, 2011

The News Review, online and print version page 2 - August 9, 2011

Coilhouse, online - January 26, 2011

Manufactured Dissent, online - June 18, 2010

Max Stout, Glubdub - Tales From The Underground (2010) 56-63.  

Flower Frankenstein, ”Interview with Christiane Cegavske,” Energy Talk Radio Blog (June 2009) 

Liza Simone Wolff, “Artist Profile: Christiane Cegavske,” Big Wheel Magazine, (November 2005) 42-45.

 

LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation: Featured Artist - Calgary, Alberta, Canada (November 19-29, 2020) 

H&R BLOCK ARTSPACE: The Noon Thing, artist talk - Kansas City, Missouri (November 15, 2019) 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO: Doc Films, “The Dreamlike State: a Surrealist Stop Motion film series,” screening and Q&A; Fire Escape Films Master Class, lecture and demonstration (March 6, 2016)

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON: lecture and film screening for “Time Based Media” (February 1, 2014)

PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE: lecture and demonstration for “Art Beat Week” (May 8-9, 2013)

FLATPACK FESTIVAL, Birmingham, UK: Puppetology Panel via phone (March 26, 2010)

ASIFA – Hollywood: Stop Motion in the Computer Age Discussion Panel (April 2007)

ANIME LOS ANGELES: Blood Tea and Red String discussion panel (February 2007)