971 Horses and 4 Zebras: Artists Apply Animation

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Nasty Piece of Stuff (Jordan Baseman, 2009)971 Horses and 4 Zebras: Artists Apply Animation
Thursday November 29th 2012, 18:30h
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Contemporary artists increasingly are using animation techniques in a wide variety of approach and style. This international and eclectic programme celebrates the unpredictable processes of experimental animation, with a focus on how animation as a labour intensive process and form is being applied in the creation of conceptual artworks. It includes films by Geraint Evans, David Theobald, Inger Lise Hansen, James Lowne, Nathaniel Mellors, Emily Richardson, and Chris Shepherd, and the title is taken from a work by Yu Araki in which images of horses, appropriated from the internet, reference the pre-cinema animation of Eadweard Muybridge.

The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the ways in which contemporary artists approach, appropriate and apply animation techniques in their work.

971 Horses and 4 Zebras is co-curated by artist Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas (Animate Projects). An exhibition runs at Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, from 2 November – 9 December 2012 and tours to CAST (Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, and The British School at Rome, in 2013.