Animate Projects: Animation Breakdown

20 Mar 2009 – 21 Mar 2009

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Screenings: £5 (£4 concessions) per screening. Animation Breakdown Study Day: £15 ( £10 concessions)

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Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge
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Animation Breakdown


A series of events exploring the relationship between drawing and moving images, and the influence of digital technologies on this, Animation Breakdown promises an eclectic weekend of innovative programming. Leading artists and creatives will offer their insight into the past, present and future of the moving image, including screenings of defining works by Simon Faithfull, David Blair, Karl Sims, Tamas Waliczky and others. Programme One: The Heroic Era- short works from the 1970s and the 1980s Friday 20th March 7pm Includes rarely seen works by Karl Sims, William Latham, Paul Garrin and others. Programme Two: WAX or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (David Blair, USA/Germany, 1991) A rare screening of David Blair's seminal film. Animation Breakdown Study Day: A series of presentations, films and discussions, with an emphasis on practice, and the artist's perspective. There will be an illustrated talk by curators Stoffel Debuysere and Maria Palacio Cruz, and talks by Simon Faithfull, Ann Course, Dryden Goodwin among others. The sessions will be chaired by curator Angela Kingston, Steven Bode (Director, Film and Video Umbrella) and Daivd Chandler (Director, Photoworks) Tickets for the study day include tea in the afternoon, a glass of wine at the end of the day, and a copy of The Animators exhibition catalogue. For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888

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