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Online Exhibition - Art of Gaming


Animate Projects is pleased to present the online exhibition Art of Gaming. 

Curated in collaboration with Iain Simons, Director of GameCity, ‘the World's best-loved videogame festival’, this online exhibition explores how visual artists pay homage to gaming, by referencing key characters and well-loved games, and appropriating the tools of videogaming. 

The artists in this exhibition are: Addictive TV, AL and AL, Ian W. Gouldstone and Miltos Manetas. They reflect on the worlds of videogames such as SuperMario and The Sims  to shed light on our own world. 

The online exhibition coincides with GameCity, the annual videogame festival held in Nottingham, and a live screening of the films will take place during this year's festivities.

The exhibition consists of six films all of which can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/sMGTRm

An essay by Iain Simons will accompany the exhibition and will be online shortly.

EVENT

Ben Rivers: This Is My Land


Dates:
Sun Jan 16, 2011 00:00 - Thu Jan 06, 2011

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Curzon Soho
99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY

Tickets: £7.00 from Curzon Soho

12, midday

A screening of four films by Ben Rivers, presented as part of the 8th London Short Film Festival, in association with Animate Projects.

I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING (Ben Rivers, 29min)
ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES (Ben Rivers, 16min)
THIS IS MY LAND (Ben Rivers, 14min)
A WORLD RATTLED OF HABIT (Ben Rivers, 10min)

After the screening Ben Rivers will be in conversation with artist filmmaker Andrew Kötting, who he has collaborated with on a number of film projects, including the short documentary Offshore.

Ben Rivers' practice as a filmmaker treads a line between documentary and fiction. Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds. Rivers uses near-antique cameras and often hand-develops the 16mm film, which shows all the evidence of the elements it has been exposed to, forming part of the narrative. I Know Where I'm Going
in particular moves further towards a vision of post-apocalyptic Earth and its remaining inhabitants.

Supported by LUX.


EVENT

SLow Action


Dates:
Wed Jan 26, 2011 00:00 - Thu Jan 06, 2011

Matt's Gallery
Copperfield Road, London E3 4RR

Free entry

26 January-20 March
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm

Ben Rivers' Slow Action will be presented at Matt's Gallery as a single-screen installation.

Slow Action focuses on the relationship we have - and may have in the future - to islands. Ben Rivers' investigation considers the possible future Utopias evolving on isolated islands.

Slow Action has been commissioned by Picture This and Animate Projects. Supported by Bristol City Council, the British Council and the Daiwa Foundation.


EVENT

Spacexxx


Dates:
Thu Feb 24, 2011 00:00 - Thu Jan 06, 2011

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A special screening night offering a varied programme of experimental Animate films that deal with adult subjects. Themes include: sexual jealousy, suicide, masturbating microbes, bad language, thieving, arson, children coming to nasty ends, animal violence, violent children, cannibalism, bestiality, arson, violence.

The screening accompanies the Landings: re-viewing the world exhibition, that includes works by three artists that use animation techniques to offer new perspectives on the world we live in.

The programme:
15th February, Tim Webb (1995, 6’35)
3 Ways to Go, Sarah Cox (1997, 4’16”)
Kingdom Protista, Andrew Kotting (2000, 5’18”)
Dad's Dead, Chris Shepherd (2002, 6’36”)
The Emperor, Elizabeth Hobbs (2001, 4’20”)
Safety Tips for Kids, Roz Mortimer (2003, 5’6”)
Animal Tragic, Tim Macmillan (2004, 6’28”)
Rabbit, Run Wrake (2005, 8’30”)
Who I Am and What I Want, Chris Shepherd, David Shrigley (2005, 7’23”)
Yours Truly, Osbert Parker (2006, 8’)
The Black Dog’s Progress, Stephen Irwin (2008, 3’14”)

To book: Bookings can be made up until the beginning of the event or activity.
To book please call 01392 431 786 or email
education@spacex.org.uk.


EVENT

Landings: Re-viewing the world


Dates:
Sat Jan 15, 2011 00:00 - Thu Jan 06, 2011

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Spacex
45 Preston Street, Exeter, EX1 1DF

Admission free

15 January-26 February 2011
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Co-curated by Animate Projects and Spacex, Landings: re-viewing the world includes works by three artists that use animation techniques to offer new perspectives on the world we live in. The exhibition features 13 by Simon Faithfull, Without You by Tal Rosner and three films by Inger Lise Hansen, including her Animate commission, Proximity.

During the exhibition a special screening night will be held offering a varied programme of experimental Animate films that deal with adult subjects. The night will consist of the works of 12 artists, including Andrew Kötting, Tim Macmillian, Chris Shepherd and David Shrigley, Sarah Cox and Roz Mortimer.

Spacex is a publicly funded contemporary art space located in Exeter, UK. Supporting the production, presentation and promotion of a challenging programme of international contemporary visual art. Committed to experimentation and risk taking, Spacex offers audiences a real and immediate experience of the arts and seeks innovative ways of engaging a diverse audience, enabling access to and participation in the most exciting developments in contemporary art.

For any further enquiries please contact info@animateprojects.org