Blending live action and animation has come a very long way over the years, but has its roots in the earliest days of the artform. This programme showcases some of the most complex – and some of the simplest – examples of this avenue of animated creation.
‘Murky Papers’ (Heta Jokinen, 2011)
A woman is reading but her cutout paper is determined to have its own way.
‘The Future Memories’ (Pablo Munoz Gomez, 2011)
A stark and confronting patchwork nightmare plays out in a space somewhere between a strained imagination and a crowded railway station.
‘Noise’ (Przemyslaw Adamski, 2011)
As the noise levels rise so too does the visual detritus that the noise generates and pushes into the physical realm.
‘Metachaos’ (Alessandro Bavari, 2010)
A hyper-speed recreation of amoebic chaos fuelled by inspiration drawn from the sickly madness and pain of Bosch and Bruegel.
‘In Dreams’ (Samuel Blain, 2011)
A group of people swap their heads to help illustrate their most recurrent or memorable dreams.
‘Cut /// Fixe’ (Audrey Coianiz, 2011)
Brutal or beautiful? A local neighbourhood (in Annecy of all places) is deconstructed, cut, fixed and redrawn.
‘Robots of Brixton’ (Kibwe Tavares, 2011)
Brixton has degenerated into an area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans no longer want to do.
‘DEMAG: Desire Is Magnetism’ (Sung-Hyun Joo, Yong-Jin Kwon & Hee-Seung Song, 2010)
Magnetism is the science of attraction, but entrapment, death and vengeance often wait in hiding at the end of that path.
South Korea, 8’43
‘Babel’ (Henrick Dusollier, 2010)
A reality-questioning tour through the bricks-and-mortar destruction of a China no longer wanted and the ultimate shiny new version that takes root and grows upwards – no matter the cost.