Looking forward to 2014
Animate have a busy start to 2014 with new exhibitions and events taking place around London. Go to the Events page of the website for the full listing.
From 16 January, walk past PEER's gallery space on Hoxton High Street from dusk and you will notice four beautiful and intimate animations by Savinder Bual, Kota Ezawa, Karolina Glusiec and Margaret Salmon. The films will be viewable on the windows of the gallery from Wednesday to Saturday, 3pm - 8pm until 8 March, and online on the Animate Projects website from February. There will also be an artists' talk on 1 March held at the gallery.
We are also excited to be working with Alan Warburton again on a major new commission for The Wall - a large digital display in the foyer of The Photographers' Gallery, opening on 18 January. In Spherical Harmonics, Alan has produced a moving image work which uses digital readymades to deconstruct computer graphics imagery. An artistsí talk takes place on 13 February, while a film screening of works from the Animate Collection that use or reference photography and the hyperreal takes place on 20 February.
On 4 February, as part of Navigations, Alec Finlay and Iain Gardner lead an evening of discussion about how art and science approach illness. The event at Dana Centre, Science Museum also features Professor Anthony Chalmers, Gary Thomas, Mairi Mackinnon and Kat Arney.
This year at the BFI Future Film Festival, Animate hosts Heading out on the animation highway: a panel at BFI Future Film Festival on 23 February. The traditional models of animation production, practice and career have changed, with people working in different commercial and cultural contexts - making a music video one day, their own films the next. Independent animators are organising themselves in different ways too, such as small collectives or as freelancers. Animate Projects presents a panel of animators and producers who are doing just that, and who'll explain the work they do, how they get it, and how they balance commercial and personal creative projects.