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Sir John Lubbock’s Pet Wasp at QUAD in Derby

Posted by lauriehill at 2:56, January 11th, 2019

Laurie Hill

I’m happy to say that Sir John Lubbock’s Pet Wasp, the micro-short film I’ve made with the fab Osbert Parker, is screening at the QUAD in Derby as part of the Anim18 VR Gallery.

An Anim18 and Animate Projects commission, supported by Lottery funds from Arts Council England, British Film Institute and British Council.

Anim18 VR Gallery
QUAD, Derby, UK
10 November 2018 – January 2019

The blurb from the website says this:

QUAD is excited to present the Anim18 VR gallery, a newly commissioned animated experience, celebrating British Animation, supported by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with the BFI Film Audience Network.

QUAD has created a fully VR representation of the main gallery for visitors to explore 2D animated works celebrating British Animation. Working with local media production pioneers V21 Artspace to take 3D scans of our main gallery and recreate the space in a fully explorable 3D environment. The final work is available to view in the QUAD resource area from November 2018, as well as at participating venues around the country. 

The exhibition represents all four of the Anim18 key strands of Politics and Persuasion, Young at Heart, Breaking Boundaries and Connections and will display newly commissioned work through Anim18, as well as existing animations from the British animation history.

Featuring Artists: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Ian Gouldstone, Jessica Ashman, Kate Sullivan, Leeds Animation Workshop, Leo Crane, Noriko Okaku, Osbert Parker, Pixelheads (National Videogame Museum), Ruth Coggins, Laurie Hill, Samantha Moore, Seeing Sound, plus the Anim18 AnimJam winner.

About Anim18

Anim18 is a UK-wide celebration of British animation, taking place from April to November 2018.  Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with the BFI Film Audience Network and project partners, Anim18 will showcase the best of British talent – past, present and future – through a programme of screenings, activities and events across the UK.

Anim18 has brought together a newly developed network of industry expertise, exhibition partners, and community-focused organisations to generate renewed interest in British animation, bring classic titles back into the spotlight, celebrate British talent in new releases, and unveil brand new commissions.



Photograph Of Jesus at Serendipity Arts Festival

Posted by lauriehill at 1:33, January 11th, 2019

Laurie Hill

Photograph Of Jesus screened at Serendipity Arts Festival in December 2018 as part of a special programme Still/Moving: The Folds Within Cinema and Photography curated by Dr. Sabeena Gadihoke.

Serendipity Arts Festival
Panaji, Goa, India
15-22 December 2018

The info from the website:

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence or loss. Memory is central to almost all the films. In some, memory collides with history while in others it explores the incertitude that lies between the two. Thematic preoccupations –  about identity, race, migration, violence and displacement – run through the documentaries as each filmmaker grapples with the conundrum of image-making and truth claims. The selection includes iconic and celebrated films that have explored the dynamic relationship between still and moving images as well as others that have paid tribute to them. Looking for, and engaging with hidden, overlooked, excluded, discarded and found material, these films discover new ways of exploring the past and commenting on the present. In a moment marked by convergence, the documentaries in this package celebrate the hybrid form and the fluid boundaries between cinema and photography. As ruminations on ‘stillness’ and movement they pay homage to the photograph and its expanded role within the moving image.