videoclub : His Life is Full of Miracles

21 Jun 2007

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7.30pm doors - 8pm start

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Lighthouse Brighton

Brighton, United Kingdom


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A selection of contemporary animation by international artists


Theorist Walter Benjamin saw early animation as a radicalising of film, which offered a release from the constraints of the physical laws of time, space and technology. A chapter of an early version of his essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction was originally titled Mickey Mouse, about whom he said, His life is full of miracles, miracles that not only surpass the wonders of technology, but make fun of them.

This is a smaller selection from a larger curated project which was originally presented as a videotheque at Site Gallery, Sheffield. The films presented here seem to show two poles of animation, drawn animation, coming from a primal flick book impulse involving line figuration, and animation referencing, remixing and intervening within film, still one of the most sophisticated animation technologies available to us.

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