'RE:animate' is the fourth Oriel Davies Gallery biennial Open exhibition. Submissions were sought which explored animation in its broadest sense. Work selected deals with the actuation of movement, the possibilities of non-narrative structure and the potential of audience participation.
The term 'animation' derives from the Latin 'anima' meaning life, and 'animare' meaning to breathe life into. Throughout history and all over the world, the urge to employ various techniques to give the impression of moving pictures has been profound - from cave drawings, magic lanterns, flick books and thaumatropes to cel animation, stop-motion film and computer generated animation today. In this exhibition, work depicts or presents actual movement and explores the possibilities of non-narrative structures and physical objects.
This year's selection panel includes Peter McLuskie, Flip Animation Festival Organiser, Light House, Wolverhampton; Ceri Hand, Director, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool; Alex Boyd, Curator, Oriel Davies Gallery and a representative from the Oriel Davies' Young Curators 2010. Prizewinners will be announced at the preview. The first prizewinners will each be offered a solo exhibition at the Gallery in summer 2011.
Visitors can vote for the 'People's Choice' Prize which will be announced halfway through the exhibition. Please visit www.orieldavies.org for results.
Whittingham Riddell, Chartered Accountants are Principal sponsors of RE:animate, Oriel Open 2010. The Peoples Choice Prize is sponsored by Newtown Station Travel. Print sponsored by Imprint, Newtown.