Animation Breakdown

From: Gary Thomas (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 04:19:41 PDT

Animate Breakdown is a weekend of screenings and discussion,
exploring the relationships between drawing, moving image, and the
influence of digital technologies.
At Tate Modern, London, on 20 and 21 March 2009.

For the full programme visit:

Animation Breakdown Study Day, Saturday, 21 March
With an emphasis on practice, and the artist’s perspective, the day
will embrace an eclectic range of approaches, and ask how digital and
hybrid technologies are influencing artists and their work.

Curators Stoffel Debuysere and María Palacios Cruz will kick things
off with an illustrated talk to help "dismantle the common a priori
assumptions on animation film and its limitations".

As part of their presentation, they’re showing some films, too:

Snack and Drink (Bob Sabiston, USA, 1999, 3’40”)

The Simpson Verdict (Kota Ezawa,
GE/US, 2002, 3’)

Infinite Justice (Karl Tebbe, Germany, 2006, 2’)

The Quick and the Dead (Stephen Andrews, Canada, 2004, 1’30”)

I've got a guy running (Jonathon Kirk,
USA, 2006, 7’12”)

Paths of g (Dietmar Offenhuber, Austria, 2006, 1’)

Capitalism : slavery (Ken Jacobs, USA, 2007, silent, 3’)

The rest of the day is given over to three panels of artists,
presenting and discussing their work:

Simon Faithfull, Ann Course, Samba Fall, Joshua Mosley, David Blair,
Jennifer Steinkamp, Dryden Goodwin, Emily Richardson, Ori Gersht

The panels are chaired by curators Angela Kingston, Steven Bode and
David Chandler.

Animation Breakdown Weekend Screenings: Computer Baroque
Friday 20 March 2009, 7pm
Computer Baroque programme - digital animation art and experiment,
curated by Richard Wright, featuring the works of Karl Sims, William
Latham, John Witney, Paul Garrin, Shelley Lake and Ruth Lingford.

Saturday 21 March 2009, 7pm
WAX, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees, (David Blair, USA/
Germany, 1991), followed by a Q&A with the artist.

For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888
Study Day: £15.00 / £10.00 concessions
Screenings: £5.00 / £4.00 concessions

Animation Breakdown is organised by Animate Projects and Tate Modern
in association with the Animation Department at London College of
Communication, University of the Arts London and The Drawing Room.
Supported by Arts Council England.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.