Jazz Orgie

Hand-drawn animation, 1′15″, 2015

Directed&Animated by Irina Rubina
Assistant Director: Christiane Goppert
Producer: Ghaith Al-Adwan, Irina Rubina
Music by Emanuel Hauptmann
Performed by Blofish / /
Music Supervision / Mixing // Andreas Pfeiffer, Marius Kirsten
Clean up: Kim Liersch
3D Animation: Jessica Tegethoff
Paintings: Benedikt Hummel, Stella Raith, Kristina Kozlova
Camera: Anne Bolick
Dancer/Choreography: Anna Süheyla Harms
3D Technical Director: Marcel Ruegenberg
© Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2015


The swirl of life brought Irina Rubina to this world as a Muscovite. But the smell of fresh pretzels drew her to Germany. She jumped into art in Brunswick, Germany, then pushed off and dove into the mathematical ocean in Berlin. But beneath the surface she realized that the deeper she delved, the darker it became. She was afraid to end up in the Black Square, so she decided to make another 180-degree turn. On the way back she came across a school of fish. It was so colorful and had moved so elegantly that she simply had to swim behind it. She tried to retain its bright colors and graceful plasticity. When she turned her eyes away from the fish, she found herself in the Animationinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. And till this day she swims happily with her animation swarm there...

Dots, Lines, Planes and Forms set themselves in motion and get drown into their own choreographic world. Within the ecstasy of touch they engage with Jazz Tones into a play of colours and forms which results in a total explosion.

Quote from Irina Rubina:

I went on a long journey to find the right visual solution for this film. Yes, I was indisputably inspired by Fischinger, Ruttman, Malevich, Rodchenko, Gabo, Oscar Schlemmer and other great artists. I mixed this baggage with my fantasies, some abstract dramaturgy, my perception of music and motion, and three-dimensional elements – all of these gave birth to Jazz Orgy animation. A separate step was to understand what colours and textures this film required. My most faithful project assistant Christiane Goppert and I did not expect that it would be necessary to put down all episodes frame by frame. But at some point, after weeks of experimenting with textures, it turned out to be the only option. So we opened a workshop in colour therapy, and invited everyone who had at least a little time and desire to draw a film with us. Without their help, we would never have managed to complete the film.


The exhibition presents not only the complete film ‘Jazz Orgie’, but also the dance with which the work began. Specially for our exhibition Irina Rubina created a short film with choreographic scenes and animation elements.

The exhibition also features drawings of animation phases made with acryl on paper. This is only a small part of the images that later made their way into the film.

Watch the film: ‘Jazz Orgy’: