SEeAFAR: 27th Sept – 5th Oct 2014

Fresh from the Folkestone Triennial Fringe, this touring exhibition curated by Birgitta Hosea brings together new work from Foa + Hosea, Carali McCall, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes and Thurle Wright. Using a range of media – drawing, animation, performance to video, light installation, painting and collage, the works engage with living with the constant presence of… Continue reading SEeAFAR: 27th Sept – 5th Oct 2014

SEeAFAR: 29-31st August, Folkestone Triennial Fringe

Taking place in a former waiting room for the Folkestone ferry, SEeAFAR features six artists – Foa + Hosea, Carali McCall, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Thurle Wright – whose work manifests absence. Through drawing, painting, installation, performance and moving image, these artworks recall the perspective of generations of women living in a state of unknowing… Continue reading SEeAFAR: 29-31st August, Folkestone Triennial Fringe

Live Animation: animating in the moment

At the moment I am writing a paper on ‘Live Animation: animating in the moment‘ for the CAKE Conference and Festival next week and thinking about the links between performance drawing and animation, because the Dialogues of Performance III: Draw to Perform seminar is still fresh in my mind. While many animators might consider ‘animating… Continue reading Live Animation: animating in the moment

Choreographing time: animation without a screen

Last night I was really impressed by Choreographing time: animation without a screen, a presentation of the Diasynchronoscope project by Trope at Goldsmith’s Thursday club at the Centre for Recent Collaboration. Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez, who collaborate together as Trope, showed their amazing screen-less animation and explained how it had emerged from experiments with perception, animation, physical… Continue reading Choreographing time: animation without a screen

Open Story

Notes from the Open Story Symposium, University of Brighton 23/06/14 Apologies to any of the speakers if I mis-heard or misspelled any details from their talks. Paul Sermon introduced the symposium and explained that it is designed to showcase some of the thinking and contemporary practice in new forms of storytelling for diverse digital platforms as well… Continue reading Open Story

Goodbye Piccadilly: 16th May 2014 – 8th March 2015

Films by students of MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins bring the First World War to life at the London Transport Museum Second Year students of the course worked with archival recordings from the museum’s oral history collection to augment the exhibits in the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition, which runs from 16th May 2014 –… Continue reading Goodbye Piccadilly: 16th May 2014 – 8th March 2015

Calls for Papers: C.A.K.E. / BFX

Deadlines are approaching for two forthcoming conferences that invite proposals for papers on interdisciplinary themes related to animation. CALL FOR PAPERS ~ C.A.K.E. Edge Hill University 14th – 18th July 2014 In July 2014, Edge Hill University will be hosting a unique five-day festival and conference on Sino/UK creative animation practice research. C.A.K.E aims to provide… Continue reading Calls for Papers: C.A.K.E. / BFX

Traion I (Ferme)

Dans Ma Cellule, Une Silhouette, 1st February – 20th April 2014, Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, Paris Maryclare Foá and myself were commissioned to create a new piece of work for this exhibition inspired by the legend of the first drawing told by Pliny the Elder. In this apocryphal tale a Corinthian maiden,… Continue reading Traion I (Ferme)

MA Graduation Film 1999

It is with some nostalgia that I load my graduation film from MA Computer Imaging and Animation, London Guildhall University, 1999. In this film I was exploring the concept of psychological epidemics: how ideas spread like viruses. This experimental short film combines hand-painted Super-8 footage with DV video, text animation, 3DS Max and After Effects. It… Continue reading MA Graduation Film 1999

Liquid Boundaries at the Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale

Central Saint Martin’s Head of College, Jeremy Till, recently curated the UK Pavilion at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism taking an animated approach to his exhibition design concept with films made by students of MA Character Animation and MA Communication Design. Taking place in Southern China, this is one of the world’s… Continue reading Liquid Boundaries at the Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale