AnimateTV at Arnolfini

Sunset Strip playing in Arnolfini Dark Studio
AnimateTV: experimental animation from the UK

Arnolfini Dark Studio, Bristol UK
Thursday 18 and Sunday 21 November

Programme Notes
As part of Animated Encounters Festival, Arnolfini are delighted to present a
programme of award winning experimental animation from the UK, selected from the 100 films commissioned through the groundbreaking Channel 4/Arts Council England AnimateTV project, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2010.

AnimateTV: 20 Years of Experimental Animation from the UK, a DVD collection of 23 films, with an illustrated booklet and essays by Adam Pugh and Dick Arnall, is available from the Arnolfini bookshop.

To see more films and for additional information, please visit
Programme lasts 1h approx

Sunset Strip (KaylaParker, 1996, 3'30")
365 setting suns, 12-frame, half-second days, rendered directly onto a 35mm film stock using a variety of materials, including nail varnish, magnolia petals, hair and net stockings.

3 Ways to Go (Sarah Cox, 1997, 4' 16")
Hand-exposed film, drawing on film, conventional animation and live action are employed to extend the filmic experience of imagined last moments.

Ferment (Tim Macmillan, 1999, 5')
In a quiet city square an old man clutches his chest and falls to the ground, and time stands still. The time-slice technique was pioneered by Tim Macmillan as a student at Bath Academy of Art and the Slade School.

Rabbit (Run Wrake, 2005, 8'30")
1950s educational stickers, discovered in a junkshop, provide the ingredients for this adult fairytale.

Who I Am and What I Want (David Shrigley & Chris Shepherd, 2005, 7'23")
What happens to Pete when he doesn't take his medication. Based on David Shrigley's book of the same name.

Purple Grey (Sebastian Buerkner, 2006, 7'50") Fantasies and flashbacks offer an enticing escape, and even a mundane room may be made more bearable by mentally morphing space and time. But in this instance the unhindered virtual flood of imagery turns into an insensitive, dreary obstruction.

Magnetic Movie (Semiconductor, 2007, 4'56")
Natural magnetic fields are imagined as chaotic, ever-changing geometries as scientists from NASA'S Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.

The Life Size Zoetrope (Mark S Hewis, 2007, 6'33")
The celebratory life story of one man, told via a one-take live action shot of a human zoetrope containing the film. Made with 36 printed books of each animated loop, shot live action on a Round Up fairground ride.

The Black Dog's Progress (Stephen Irwin, 2008, 3'14")
Over fifty flipbook animations, assembled within a single shot, each representing a different scene, and continuing to play on a loop as the narrative develops.

Tad's Nest (Petra Freeman, 2009, 4'48")
Tad's Nest is the place where eels mature before being compelled to return to a location, using only memories of sensations to guide them.