Archive for 2006

animate! presents Gothic Tales at Leeds Festival

Sunday 27 August 2006 13:00

A maelstrom mix of animate! commissions enlivens the famous Leeds Festival, the UK’s biggest music festival in 2006. Relish a collection of spooky stories revealing the darker side of animation - and life - before the big bands play on the final day of this Mean Fiddler celebration for the Bank [...]

animate! Extending the Image in Hull and Hastings

4 & 5 August 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 [...]

Author Author at Port Eliot LitFest Cornwall

Saturday 22 July 2006 18:00

Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury for books’, Port Eliot Literary Festival is celebrated for the wide-ranging list of artists, writers, thinkers, stinkers, chefs, dress-makers and ne’erdowells that have appeared over the last three years. The animate! project is proud to curate a special film programme from its back catalogue as [...]

The New Flesh at Hayward Gallery London

Friday 21 July 2006 21:00 - 01:00

In a major Hayward Night for the Gallery’s Undercover Surrealism exhibition, animate! joins forces with Halloween to present The New Flesh, a visceral evening of musical and cinematic interventions exploring Georges Bataille’s trademark themes of sex and death, and the legacy of his dissident surrealism in popular culture.

Buck 65 [...]

Experiments and Animations at Latitude Festival Suffolk

Sunday 16 July 2006 17:00

animate! raids the archive to hand-pick a programme of strikingly diverse and entertaining films at Latitude Festival, Mean Fiddler’s long packed weekend of music & arts near Southwold, Suffolk, and their most ambitious event this year. The visual treats on show include:

15th February by Tim Webb, Cowboys by Phil Mulloy, Dad’s [...]

Hyperlive : Animation and the Camera at SFSS London

Saturday 15 July 2006 12:30pm

On the final day of this year’s acclaimed Curzon Soho Short Film Summer School, animate! presents a special programme of commissions that were captured in live-action then super-charged into the animated realm.

The screening is followed by a discussion with Tony Grisoni, one of Britain’s leading screenwriters for directors including Terry Gilliam [...]

Sukhdev Sandhu on Portraiture in Contemporary Animation

The following transcript is taken from animate!’s three-part series of screening & discussion evenings in Spring 2006 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, entitled Tracing the Contours: Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation, investigating the unique way in which animation, the manipulated moving image, can amplify notions of portraiture.

The third evening Private Eyes: Portraits Inside [...]

6 new animate! tv commissions in 2006

There were 155 submissions to animate! tv’s latest commissioning round. Six projects, three from London and three from rest-of-UK, have been chosen to share the annual production funding provided by Arts Council England and Channel 4 Television.

The artists in animate! tv’s new slate for 2006 are Andy Martin End of the Street, John Thomson & [...]

Animating the City at Riverside Studios London

Thursday 22 June 2006 21:00

animate! 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 fresh perspectives of the city:

13 by Simon Faithfull, Black, White & Green by Ian Bourn, Dad’s Dead by Chris [...]

animate! Splash on The BBC Big Screen Liverpool

2 - 15 June 2006

Radical animation splashes onto the biggest screen in the ‘Pool throughout the first fortnight in June. 37Seconds presents a collection of exhilarating works specially selected from animate!’s catalogue of commissions, demonstrating that there is so much more to animation than just… animation!

Five times every day, the half-hour programme cascades onto the [...]