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Landings: Re-viewing the world

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

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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.

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Online exhibition: new work by Suky Best

Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:00 - Sun Aug 12, 2012

LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Animate Projects is delighted to
premiere new work by artist Suky Best, 54 Morning Lane, now online at
In 54 Morning Lane digitally collaged
owls disrupt four scenes from a British 1940s film, disturbing the quiet
The deliberately rough application of
digital technology provides evidence of the artist’s hand and opens a space for
the view to consider the ideas being explored.
Watch the film in exhibition here:
The exhibition is accompanied by a commissioned essay
by Jonathan Burt, author of Animals in Film and can be read here:
A filmed interview with Suky Best on 54 Morning Lane
can be watched here:
The press release can be read here:


Forking Paths, Mirrored Chambers: animation and artists’ moving image course

Wed Oct 05, 2011 19:00

A six week course, each Wednesday night
5 October - 9 November 2011
7pm - 9m
Course fees are £80/£65 concessions
To book a place please email Places are limited and payment is due in advance via Paypal.
Forking Paths, Mirrored
Chambers places animation within a broader artists’ moving image ecology,
recognising that it is neither purely a discipline in its own right, nor merely
a set of processes, but a transgressive force, a chimera; and that it is this
hybridity that is its strength.

Locating the history of animation as the history of the twentieth century, the
course loosely refers in its structure to revolutions in thought, namely Freud
and the world of the interior; splitting the atom; man in space and the shock
of the without; and the information age and the rise of the machine. Beyond a
structural conceit, this prompts an interdisciplinary understanding of
animation, which sites it as much as a cultural phenomenon as an artistic

Each seminar will include extensive reference to films from the Animate
Projects and LUX collections and elsewhere, with screenings and guest speakers,
and recommendations for further viewing and reading. The evening will be
emphatically discursive in tone, with attendees encouraged to become active

The course is led by curator and writer Adam Pugh. Having worked at the
National Media Museum, and as Director of Bradford Animation Festival, he set
up the Norwich International Animation Festival in 2005, later transforming it
into Aurora, the UK’s foremost festival for artists’ moving image, of which he
was director until 2009. He was most recently research curator for Watch Me
Move: The Animation Show at the Barbican Gallery. He has also delivered talks
and curated programmes for various festivals and events worldwide, and in the
last year has been on juries at Oberhausen, Fantoche and Courtisane film

The course is offered by Animate Projects in association with LUX.


Animate Projects: Animation Night at Barbican

Thu Aug 11, 2011 18:30 - Thu Aug 11, 2011

Animate Projects: Animation Night will be a one off
special event at the Barbican on 11 August 2011 starting at 6.30pm. It will
include a gallery talk from Gary Thomas, Director of Animate Projects who will
provide an overview of experimental practice in the UK over the last 20 years
followed by a screening of short films.
Following at 7.30pm, Animate Projects has invited the
makers of some of its most critically acclaimed and popular commissions to
reflect on where they’ve been, what’s inspired them, and to look forward to
animation’s future. The discussion is led by Adam Pugh, research curator for
Watch Me Move, and we hope the audience join in.

Animators on the panel include Elizabeth Hobbs, Stuart Hilton, Chris Shepherd
and Tim Webb. Each artist will present one of their animated films and a second
short film, which has inspired them during their career. 

Dad’s Dead (Chris Shepherd, 6’36”, 2002)
15th February (Tim Webb, 6’35” 1995)
The Emperor (Elizabeth Hobbs, 4’20”, 2001)
Save Me (Stuart Hilton, 6’10”, 1994) 
plus more

Admission is free with same day entry to the exhibition. Standard tickets cost
£10 online/£12 on the door and concessions £7 online/£8 on the door. Tickets
can be purchased here:

The event is part of Watch Me Move: The Animation Show at the Barbican which
runs from the 15 June to 11 September.
RSVP to this event on Facebook here: 
For the chance to win two tickets to the event see here:


Online exhibition- Animate OPEN: Digitalis

Fri Jul 13, 2012 00:00

Animate Projects is delighted to present the online
exhibition, Animate OPEN: Digitalis, featuring eleven artists whose work has
been chosen from open submission. The selected artists are: AL and AL, Tony
Comley, Phil Coy, Kristian de la Riva, Joe Hardy, Max Hattler, James Lowne, Rob
Munday, Noriko Okaku, Edwin Rostron, and David Theobald.
The Jury awarded a prize of £1000 to James Lowne for his
film Someone behind the door knocks at irregular intervals which can be watched
Kristian de la Riva and Joe Hardy were given Special
You can have a say on which animation is most captivating by
watching the films and voting here: The film with the most
votes will receive the Audience Prize of £300. The winner will be announced in
The exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition guide by Emma
Interviews with the artists can also be read here:
For the chance to win a limited edition print
by artist Sebastian Buerkner, please watch the films online at, cast your vote on who should win the Audience Prize and
then tell as why via our newly launched blog Animate Projects Observer, all
comments and reviews can be left here: