This Spring Gasworks opened the floodgates inviting submissions from artists working with animation across the UK. The deluge of responses has revealed some highly original works from practitioners across the country many of whom were previously unknown to Gasworks. These three events will explore the idea of animation and demonstrate the scope of work being produced within that field. For practitioners they may also provide invaluable exposure to a new and wider audience.
The high quality and sheer number of submitted works made for a very difficult selection process but it has resulted in a broad range of excellent work. Some artists develop traditional animation techniques based on drawing while others use computer animation or hybrid techniques of the two. Also featured are works that animate photographic and video material or explore the interaction between music or sound and animated images.
SCREENING 1: Thurs 27 July, 7pm
Exhibition: 28-30 July, 12-6pm
Participating Artists: Adam Aiken & Shelley Revill, Akiko & Masako Takada, Amy Engles, Edward McHenry, Gaia Persico, Hannah Guy, Ian Turner, Janet Curley Cannon, Leo Bridle, progetto[ANTENNA], Will Duke.
SCREENING 2: Thurs 3 August, 7pm
Exhibitons: 4-6 August, 12-6pm
Participating Artists: Alfie Leahy, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Bianca Edmonds, Cecilia Lundqvist, Christopher Stevens, Helen Fletcher, Laurie Hill, Matt Allan, Miho Matsuda, Roderick Mills & Rosie Pedlow, Sarah Doyle.
SCREENING 3: Thurs 10 August, 7pm
Exhibition: 11-13 August, 12-6pm
Participating Artists: Alistair Gentry, Chirstinn Whyte & Jake Messenger, Edwin Li, George Ancock & Will Cummock, Inger Lise Hansen, John Baugh, Lucy Leonard, Max Hattler, Ranko Andjelic, Sara Bjarland, Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt.
Haluk Akakçe, who has exhibited widely at venues such as PS1, New York; Istanbul Biennial; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; and is currently in The British Art Show 6.
Nav Haq, curator at Gasworks.
Saskia Olde Wolbers, winner of Beck’s Futures 2004 and also currently participating in The British Art Show 6.
Blink is the first of a series of open submission projects set to take place annually at Gasworks. The project has been led by a desire to see new work and to do so through a more transparent and democratic method of research. Gasworks is committed to working with emerging artists and such a project enables us to connect with artists directly at a grassroots level.