animate! at Norwich International Animation Festival

Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 October 2006

animate! rates NIAF as the most important and unmissable event for the future of animation in the UK. Totally artist-orientated and hungrily in pursuit of the best in manipulated moving image work, both new in competition and from the archives, the festival also offers unique seminars plus lashings of music and live events.

The festival theme this year is Re-vision, and animate! is delighted to be contributing to a number of sessions:

Wednesday 18 October 12:45
animate! sponsors Manipulated, the second session during the day-long Offscreen Symposium 2006, with Ian White from the Whitechapel Gallery discussing with Steve Reinke from Canada some of the provocative themes raised in Reinke’s recent book The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema.

Wednesday 18 October 16:45
In Destroyed, the final session of the Offscreen Symposium, Gareth Evans, animate! Editor, talks with Bill Morrison about his feature film Decasia (2003) in which movement melts and collapses in front of our eyes until the illusion of cinema is not only exposed but literally destroyed.

Thursday 19 October 12:00
Two film programmes and an extended panel discussion designed specifically for the festival’s singular location. Tall Tales: From the Flat Lands and Tall Tales: From the Waterlands explore those wide open vistas where the horizon is the measure and the goal. Including works by Stan Brakhage, Andrew Kötting, Patrick Bokanowski, Emily Richardson and others, curated by Gareth Evans, animate! Editor.

Friday 20 October 12:00
Will I Dream, the second FDMX Uncanny Valley seminar, looks at the hyperreal from the point of view of digital artists who challenge total pin-sharp realism and euclidean geometry. Speakers include AL + AL, makers of animate! commission Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey (2004) and their just-completed second commission Interstellar Stella.

Friday 20 October 20:00
animate! tv 2006 Previews. The latest animate! tv commissions before they premiere on Channel 4 in the second half of November:
From Nose to Mouth by Joji Koyama, Interstellar Stella by AL + AL, Proximity by Inger Lise Hansen, Purple Grey by Sebastian Buerkner, We Believe in Happy Endings by Monika Forsberg & Susie Sparrow and Yours Truly by Osbert Parker.

Friday 20 October 22:00
animate! Re-visions: Life Beyond Live Action. Thirteen films from animate!’s first fifteen years of commissioning. In each work the artist breaks the rules and demonstrates that life is most exciting ‘beyond live-action’:
Miles from Anywhere (1997) by Gary Carpenter, 15th February (1995) by Tim Webb, SKZCP (1997) by Riccardo Iacono, Dad’s Dead (2002) by Chris Shepherd, Rotting Artist by Ann Course & Paul Clark, Rabbit (2005) by Run Wrake, Ferment (1999) by Tim Macmillan, What She Wants (1994) by Ruth Lingford, Feeling My Way (1997) by Jonathan Hodgson, Cowboys - That’s Nothin’ (1991) by Phil Mulloy, Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey (2004) by AL + AL, Sunset Strip (1996) by Kayla Parker and Love is All (1999) by Oliver Harrison.

Saturday 21 October 12:00
In Rabbit Dissected, Run Wrake unpicks his extraordinarily successful animate! commission Rabbit (2005) and discusses with Dick Arnall, animate! Producer, the challenges of forming a story and a film exclusively from found materials.

Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 October 2006 Norwich International Animation Festival website ›

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