Landings: re-viewing the world includes works by three artists that use animation techniques to offer new perspectives on the world we live in.
13 by Simon Faithfull (UK) portrays a melancholy journey through a strangely dissolving and pixelated landscape. Created from PalmPilot drawings made while walking along the A13 trunk road, the film presents the journey in the mind of a dog as it sniffs its way back to Barking.
Inger Lise Hansen (UK/Norway) presents a trilogy. Travelling Fields (2010) includes architectural elements and different ground surfaces in the Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Parallax (2009), shot on the rooftop of a department store in Linz, Austria, celebrates the supremacy of the machine over the human gaze, as did Michael Snow’s La région centrale (1971) in a more complex way. Proximity (2006), shot on a beach in North Jutland, Norway, depicts a mysterious and disorienting space in accelerated time. In all her works an upside down time lapse camera is moved, frame by frame, on a track inverting the ground and the sky.
Without You (2008) by Tal Rosner (UK/Israel) is inspired by a poem by Josef Albers. The film is a visual exploration of London’s industrial suburbia. Focusing on an imaginary circle drawn at a ten mile radius from Charing Cross, the natural and manmade environments lie side by side in harmonic indifference.
During the exhibition a special screening night will be held offering a varied programme of experimental animated 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.
Landings: re-viewing the world has been co-curated by Animate Projects and Spacex
21 February 2011, 11.00am
February 21, 22, 23, 11am–3pm and 24, 25, 26, 1–4pm,
all ages, free
Alongside the Landings: re-viewing the world, Spacex has transformed one of its gallery spaces into a giant stop frame animation set. This half term you are invited to help create a stop frame animation inspired by the theme of journeys, weather and landscape. Spaces limited at peak times.