Archive for February 2006

AS Byatt on Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation 1 at National Portrait Gallery London

Thursday 9 March 2006 19:00

We are delighted to confirm that Booker Prize-winning novelist AS Byatt is our guest in conversation for Face to Place: Portraits in Public, the first evening of the three-part animate! series Tracing the Contours: Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation at the National Portrait Gallery London.

AS Byatt has been interested for [...]

Bringing the Distance Close

How to photograph the wind? How to embody pure motion in a still image? How to portray the invisible? The latter, of course, makes its presence felt through its brief tenure, if there is one, in the realm of the seen. Similarly, motion is most accurately encountered in its alignment with the nominally fixed. In [...]

Alfred Wallis and the Driftwood Dream

So through the eyes love attains the heart:
For the eyes are the scouts of the heart,
And the eyes go reconnoitering
For what it would please the heart to possess.
Guiraut de Borneilh (1138 - c 1200AD).

A man lives and then he dies. He is at sea and then on land. He has a wife who dies. And [...]

Dryden Goodwin in Conversation at Chisenhale Gallery London

Thursday 2 March 2006 19:00

Flight is Dryden Goodwin’s current exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery. The installation unpacks his animate! tv commission of the same name (premiered on Channel 4 in December 2005) and includes live action film, animated intervention and a multi-layered soundtrack, alongside hundreds of small-scale pen and ink drawings which also form the [...]

animate! tv: 6 Latest Commissions on Channel 4

Tuesday 28 February 2005 25:05am

By popular demand, the six latest animate! films receive a repeat screening on Channel 4 in animate! tv on 28 February, starting at five past one (ie 01:05 on Wednesday morning).

Commissioned in 2004, they are Carolina Melis & Susanne Flender’s As the Crow Flies, Damian Gascoigne’s Careful, Dryden Goodwin’s Flight, [...]

Minutes in a City Churchyard

Ecstasy of trees
above the wounds

light leafing itself
immaculate as the conception
that we
are

this light
such journey
and gift
it becomes the wound.

Gareth Evans

animate! tv 2006 Call for Submissions

animate! trailblazes fresh narrative and aesthetic possibilities in film, way beyond live-action and the frame-by-frame confines of conventional animation.

We now want to fund more path-breaking works with spirited, radical content… new forms and processes… and fresh ideas.

animate! tv is commissioning its sixteenth annual slate of personal projects for television, with running times of up to [...]

Animating the City at Lovebytes Festival Sheffield

Friday 24 March 2006 13:00
Saturday 25 March 2006 19:30

animate! manipulates the Environments theme of this year’s Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Art & Media and presents a dynamic, diverting, sometimes disturbing but always hugely imaginative exploration of urban lives and locales.

Nine wide-ranging films in this programme, selected from the ever-expanding catalogue of animate! commissions, reveal [...]

Tracing the Contours: Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation 1 at NPG London

Thursday 9 March 2006 19:00

Following 2004’s pioneering season Animated: Moving Portraits of the Self and Other at the National Portrait Gallery, London, animate! contributes a new three-part series to the Gallery’s 150th anniversary year, exploring portraiture and the dynamic medium of contemporary animation.

The primary focus of this season is the fascinating relationship between portraiture and [...]

animate! Extending the Image across the UK

February - March 2006

A special programme of recent commissions from the animate! project, venturing into fresh narrative territories and visual forms way beyond the frame-by-frame confines of conventional animation.

In each of the ten films in Extending the Image : animate! 02-05 the artist breaks the rules and the exhilaration is compelling:

13 by Simon Faithfull, [...]