Sukhdev Sandhu on Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation 3 at National Portrait Gallery London

Thursday 11 May 2006 19:00

animate! concludes its three-part series of special evening screenings during the National Portrait Gallery’s 150th anniversary year, exploring portraiture and the dynamic medium of contemporary animation.

The primary focus of the season is the fascinating relationship between portraiture and place. Examining the implications of interior and exterior spaces, as well as the journeys made between them, Tracing the Contours: Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation draws from animate!’s impressive catalogue of commissions to illuminate this intriguing aspect of visual culture.

In addition, each evening the writer and Time Out film critic Gareth Evans investigates with cross-platform commentators the unique way in which animation, the manipulated moving image, can amplify notions of portraiture.

Private Eyes: Portraits Inside

This final evening of the three-part series explores how animation uses the moving image to portray those interior spaces, both physical and psychological, where our most important living is done.

Writer and critic Sukhdev Sandhu brilliantly chronicled the way black and Asian writers have experienced and re-imagined the city since the 1770s in his book London Calling (2003). He is chief film critic for the Daily Telegraph and was named Critic of the Year in the 2005 British Press Awards. His journal of nocturnal investigations is unfolding throughout 2006 at Night Haunts, an Artangel-commissioned website with soundtrack composed by Scanner. He lives in Whitechapel, London, and teaches at New York University.

Tonight he extends his insights into the highly distinctive and personal spaces of contemporary animation as it captures the portrait ‘in private’:

Black, White & Green by Ian Bourn, Hotel Central by Matt Hulse, Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey by AL + AL, Room Service by Sylvie Bringas, Spirit of Place by Oliver Harrison and Within/Without by Benita Raphan.

Ondaatje Wing Theatre
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
Trafalgar Square
London WC2H 0HE
nearest tube: Leicester Square or Charing Cross
admission: £5 / £3 concessions

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One Response to “Sukhdev Sandhu on Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation 3 at National Portrait Gallery London”

  1. Portrait Artist Says:

    I might be able to understand the relationship between animations and space. But the relationship between animation and portraiture is really Greek to me. Will you use special software for this?

    Since when did you think that this topic is a timely one? Is this the same concept employed by most movie animators when they’re working on some animations?

    So how can we join in this forum? Other than the exhibit do you have any regular airing or program or online stable web site where there are tutorials and hands-on exercises for things like this?

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