A drawing of a sword piercing the cartoonish, transparent belly of a creature. Suggestions of entrails are visible under the skin. Green blobs spurt up around the sword and spell out “FLAVOURCEL” at the top of the image. The words “Into the Belly of the Beast” appear at the bottom of the image in red, overtop of the belly.

Into the Belly of the Beast

Oct 31 — Nov 1, 2021
  • Flavourcel Animation Collective



Oct 31: 3 – 7 p.m. & Nov 1: 1 – 5 p.m.


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


Free (reservation required)


Reserve time slot

Please join artists-in-residence Flavourcel Animation Collective and Western Front this Hallowe’en for Into the Belly of the Beast, an installation featuring new animation and live organ recital. For two days, Western Front will be transformed into a mesmerizing haunted hall with screenings, performance, and live music. Flavourcel zines, prints, stickers, and other treats will be available for purchase.

Please click the link above to reserve your 15-minute walk-through.

About the Artists

Flavourcel is an animation collective formed in 2018 by ten artists based on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories, also known as Vancouver. They work collaboratively to make short-form experimental animations such as GIFs, music videos, installations, and more, to extend the contemporary narrative of what animation is and what it can be. Collective decision-making, resource sharing, and a commitment to play is at the core of all that they do. Through this, Flavourcel aims to uplift its members, as well as the communities it belongs to.

Flavourcel’s members are Alia Hijaab, Chhaya Naran, Chris Strickler, gil goletski, Harlo Martens, Josh Neu, Julia Song, Kat G Morris, Lana Connors, and Laurel Pucker.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.