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Online exhibition: new work by Sean Vicary

Animate Projects is delighted to premiere Lament, a new film by Sean Vicary online from 1 March - St David’s Day. 
Lament interweaves site-specific found objects, animation, poetry and music to explore a personal narrative of loss, longing and belonging in the Welsh borderlands. 

Animation and macro photography is used to examine found objects while cinematic compositing techniques visually reintroduce these objects back into the wider landscape and thereby re-contextualise them.

Sections of Lament are also available to view on a mobile platform using augmented reality software. 

Lament can be viewed online here:

An interview with Sean Vicary on the production process of Lament can be read here:

An essay by Michael Cousin accompanies the exhibition and can be read online

Lament is currently showing at Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales until 18 April. 


Forking Paths, Mirrored Chambers animation course

Wed Apr 18, 2012 19:00 - Wed May 23, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

18 April to 23 May, Wednesday evenings, LUX, London

Animate Projects in association with LUX is running its second evening course, led by Adam Pugh, exploring the place of animation within the broader ecology of artists’ moving image. Locating the history of animation as the history of the twentieth century, the course loosely refers in its structure to revolutions in thought. Each seminar will include extensive reference to films from the Animate Projects and LUX collections and elsewhere, and recommendations for further viewing and reading. The course is emphatically discursive in tone, with attendees encouraged to become active participants.

The course runs for six weeks, each Wednesday night starting 18 April through 23 May, 7 to 9pm. Course fees are £85, £65 for students/unemployed. Places are limited. If you would like any more information or to book a place please email


Moving Pictures panel event

Thu Feb 16, 2012 18:30 - Thu Feb 16, 2012

What is the appeal for filmmakers to interpret movement on screen, and how can choreographic intent be captured in the animated form?

Animate Projects and Portland Green Cultural Projects present a panel discussion to coincide with the presentation of Moving Pictures, the dance animation exhibition online.

The panel includes: animation director and illustrator, Filipe Alcada; filmmaker, Paul Bush; Portland Green, Creative Director of Portland Green Cultural Projects; and writer and documentary filmmaker, Ajay RS Hothi.

The panel discussion will include the screening of clips from several works; and the audience is invited to join the panel after the event for a glass of wine.

The event is free to attend, but booking is essential. Please RSVP to to reserve your place.

The Moving Pictures panel discussion is supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.


Online Exhibition: Digitalis Commissions

Animate Projects is delighted to present the online exhibition of the Digitalis Commissions.

The exhibition premieres four new films: Bradley Manning Had Secrets by Adam Butcher, Fountain (zoom) by Lizzie Hughes, Our relationships will become radiant by James Lowne and Five Year Plan by Matilda Tristram. 

The four artists were chosen from an open call for proposals to produce films which explore, question, subvert or confound our expectations of art and the ‘digital’.

The films are available to watch online:
Interviews with the artists can be watched here:
Both films and interviews can be downloaded here from iTunes:

A newspaper catalogue for the Digitalis programme has information about the works and artists, with commissioned essays about art and the digital space by writers: Nick Bradshaw, Ele Carpenter, Emma Geliot, Max Hattler, Rosemary Heather, Tim Shore and Gary Thomas. The catalogue is available from Animate Projects shop for free (excluding the price of postage) or can be downloaded as a pdf:

Share your thoughts about art in digital spaces on our blog, Animate Projects Observer:

Digitalis Commissions are supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Digitalis is a strand of activities that focus on the potential of the digital space as a site for artistic production and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Digitalis Commission Launch Night

Wed Dec 14, 2011 18:10 - Wed Dec 14, 2011

Image: Production still, Bradley Manning Had secrets (C) Adam Butcher
The launch night of Digitalis Commissions will be held at BFI Southbank on the 14 December. 
The event will see the premiere of four new films produced by artists Adam Butcher, Lizzie Hughes, James Lowne and Matilda Tristram for the Digitalis Commissions. 
The night will also include screenings of a selection of films from the Animate OPEN: Digitalis along with a panel led by Gary Thomas, Director of Animate Projects and accompanied by several industry experts and Digitalis artists.
Digitalis is a strand of activities for 2011 that focus on the potential of the digital space as a site for artistic production. Digitalis is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
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