Re-animating the Archive

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, Manchester, 12-14 October 2015 At this year’s National Archives and Research Libraries UK conference, Alison Green and Birgitta Hosea will be presenting a collaborative project between four organisations: MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins, the Guildhall School of Music and the Old Operating Theatre… Continue reading Re-animating the Archive

Pinning Butterflies: Royal Albert Hall Monday 9/03/2015

Pinning Butterflies: this audience engagement project was created by BA Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins with the Royal Albert Hall. Animation (by First Year students on MA Character Animation at CSM), installation and performances on the themes of Pucini’s opera Madam Butterfly were installed to be walked through in the backstage area of the Royal… Continue reading Pinning Butterflies: Royal Albert Hall Monday 9/03/2015

Documentation from the CUT! Exhibition

CUT! was an exhibition at the Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9a St Thomas’ Street, SE1 9RY that ran from 3 November 2014 to 15th December 2014. This museum is sited in a former anatomical theatre and herb garret from the ancient St Thomas hospital. There has been a hospital on this site near London Bridge for… Continue reading Documentation from the CUT! Exhibition

KETCHUP by Chunning (Maggie) Guo

MA Character Animation presents: Ketchup, an installation by Animation Artist-in-Residence Chunning (Maggie) Guo. MACA is delighted to welcome Chunning (Maggie) Guo as our first Chinese Visiting Researcher and Animation Artist-in-Residence, a project made possible by the British Council and CICAF. Maggie is an independent animator who collaborates with Baishen Yan on films that explore memory and is in… Continue reading KETCHUP by Chunning (Maggie) Guo

Documentation of SEeAFAR

Foá + Hosea, Carali McCall, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Thurle Wright Folkstone Triennial Fringe 29-31st August 2014 Deptford X 27th September – 5th October 2014       Curated by Birgitta Hosea He will not have been (a) present but he will have made a gift by not disappearing without leaving a trace. (Jacques Derrida in… Continue reading Documentation of SEeAFAR

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

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

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

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)

Medium

“The cinema is the art of ghosts, a battle of phantoms… it’s the art of allowing ghosts to come back.” Jacques Derrida Inspired by Victorian spirit photographs, this tableau vivant explores the act of mediation that is involved in the digital image making process. Taking the role of a techno-medium, I channel messages from film and… Continue reading Medium