Beautiful, poetic text works by William Kentridge.
The Insight Radical exhibition is the result of a residency with the ARC Centre for Free Radical Chemistry at Melbourne University, in which myself and five other artists (Tony Lloyd, Steve Lopes, Natalie O’Connor, Peter Sharp and Ruth Waller) spent time with scientists in the chemistry labs, and made work responding to the science of free radicals. The exhibition will be showing at the Griffin Gallery in London from August 1st to 30th. My work is a series of three ‘pill-portraits’ (see studio documentation of them here) and a series of stop-motion animations (see some video stills here).
I recently presented my first conference paper at the ‘Re-defining Animation’ conference run by the Society of Animation Studies (SAS) at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, which I attended with two other animators from COFA. There is a great review of the conference by Tunde Vollenbroek online here.
Topics covered ranged from historic animation devices and optical toys, to re-inventing character and landscape, and gender and race in animation and media, to animated documentary, gaming, data-visualisation, projection mapping, neuro-science and robots.
Some highlights, for me, were:
David Hanson‘s very cool but also quite scary robot of Philip K. Dick.