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EVENT

The online exhibition of two films by Mandy McIntosh


Dates:
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:00 - Fri Jun 15, 2012

Animate Projects is delighted to present an online exhibition by Scottish Artist Mandy McIntosh, featuring the online premiere of two films, Oompie ka Doompie and The Animal Riot.
Oompie ka Doompie depicts the journey of a Scottish family leaving behind a grim 1970s Glasgow to experience a new life in Johannesburg during apartheid. The Animal Riot provokes debate on the nature of liberty, employing the original story by Nikolay Ivanovich Kostomarov, which is sometimes cited as an influence on Orwell's Animal Farm.
Watch Oompie ka Doompie online here: http://bit.ly/liGIOa
Watch The Animal Riot online here: http://bit.ly/k7itdh
An Interview with Mandy McIntosh is also now online and can be read here: http://bit.ly/mIQ1Bp
An essay by Simon Yuill will shortly follow.
A full press release can be found here: http://bit.ly/k9F4b1


OPPORTUNITY

Animate OPEN: Digitalis


Deadline:
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A fresh open for experiments in animation.
Animate Projects - the champion of experimental animation –announces a call for its first online exhibition to be selected from an open submission.

The Animate OPEN is part of Digitalis, a strand of activities throughout 2011 that sets out to explore, question, subvert or confound our expectations of art and the ‘digital’. And that includes ‘anti-digital’ - handmade, physically crafted animation.

Exhibition online: from July 2011
Jury Prize: £1000
Audience Prize: £300
Guidelines: animateprojects.org/opportunities
Entry: free of charge
For the Animate OPEN, Animate Projects is looking for experimental works by UK based artists, animators and filmmakers. The selected films will be presented online at animateprojects.org, from July 2011, accompanied by interviews with the artists. The films will also be featured in the Digitalis publication and at Digitalis events later in the year. Gary Thomas, Director of Animate Projects says: “We hope that the inaugural Animate OPEN will prove to be a platform bursting with experiment, to inspire and provoke discussions around creativity and the digital. And we are looking forward to discovering some awe inspiring stuff.”
The Animate OPEN Jury will select up to ten films for exhibition and there will be  two cash prizes - one awarded by the Jury (£1000), and an Audience prize (£300) voted for by visitors to the exhibition.
The Jury members are Francesca Gavin, writer, curator and Visual Arts Editor at Dazed & Confused; Rebecca Shatwell, Director, AV Festival; Gary Thomas, Director, Animate Projects; and artist and music video director, David Wilson. The Animate OPEN is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Deadline for submissions: 10am, Monday 20 June 2011

The Animate OPEN exhibition will be online from July at animateprojects.org/films/by_project/

For more information please visit http://www.animateprojects.org/opportunities

If you have any further questions please email digitalis@animateprojects.org
 
Image: Digitalis © Sebastian Buerkner


DISCUSSION

Ben Rivers: Slow Action



Animate Projects is pleased to announce that Someret, the last installment of Ben Rivers: Slow Action can be watched online http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2011/slow_action_somerset 
Accompanying essay Slow Action by Dominic Patterson, a lecturer of 20th
and 21st century art and theory at Glasgow School of Art can also be read http://www.animateprojects.org/writing/essays/d_paterson
Ben Rivers in conversation with Andrew Kötting at this years 8th LSFF provides
a wonderful insight into the artist’s practice and can also be watch online here http://bit.ly/i8ZHdY
You can now watch all four installments of the Society Island which make up Ben River's lastest work at animateprojects.org. The work received a five star review in Time Out and is installed at Matt's Gallery until the 20 March. Not to be missed.

EVENT

Finding the Telepathic Cinema of Manchuria


Dates:
Thu Nov 04, 2010 00:00 - Thu Nov 04, 2010

Animate Projects presents a new commission by American artist David Blair, director of the seminal feature WAX, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees.

The new 10 minute film, Finding the Telepathic Cinema of Manchuria, takes the viewer on a journey to discover the telepathic cinema of Manchuria and to reconstruct the lost Manchurian telepathic feature film, The Lost Tribes. Blair fuses found footage, animation and live action to create a mysterious film that is part documentary and part fantasy.

The film is accompanied by an interview with David Blair and an essay by artist and writer Emily McMehen.

Watch it online now.


EVENT

Rough Machine Commissions have been assembled


Dates:
Tue Nov 02, 2010 00:00 - Tue Nov 02, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that our five new Rough Machine commissions by Katerina Athanasopoulou, Bill Balaskas, Jordan Baseman, Chris Newby, and Edwin Rostron will be going live this month. We will be posting one up each week on APEngine from 2 November; the films will be available as a free download from iTunes from early December.

First up is Edwin Rostron’s ethereal animation, Of Unknown Origin, inspired by the Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) audio recordings of Raymond Cass. Watch it here: APEngine