Brothers Quay Give Rare Talk at SVA

Stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay will make a rare appearance April 2 at the School of Visual Arts in New York to discuss their work in film and theater.

The Quay Brothers, whose forthcoming feature is titled Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, began making animated shorts in the 1970s. They are best known for their 1986 feature film Street of Crocodiles, as well as directing music videos for Michael Penn, His Name is Alive and Peter Gabriel. Their commercial credits include MTV, Nikon and Slurpee, and they designed the sets for the 1988 Broadway production of Ionesco’s The Chairs.

The talk, titled The Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets, will be moderated by SVA faculty member Thyrza Goodeve. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Visual Arts Theater, 333 W. 23rd St., starting at 6:30 p.m.