friday 24 june, 7.45pm
Rabbit | Run Wrake
Britain has been a world leader in producing stunning
auteur animation. At the centre of this for 25 years has been ‘Animate
Projects’, an organisation dedicated to funding and producing
a stunning armada of brilliant films. This program attempts to bring
together a dynamic fistful of their best.
> Best of the Next #1: RCA 2010 Showcase
(UK), Sunday 19 June, 3.30pm
> RCA 25th Anniversary Retrospective,
Thursday 23 June, 8.30pm
UK, 4'48, 2009
A gorgeous paint-on-glass work, which takes
us on an intriguing journey to that oddest of all little places
where memories are invented.
Life Size Zoetrope
Mark Simon Hewis
UK, 6'33, 2007
The celebratory life story of one man told via
a one-take live-action shot of a spinning, human zoetrope.
UK, 4'20, 2001
A colourful tabloid tale of
Bonaparte and his not-so bony part as his pickled organ goes under
the auctioneer's hammer.
UK, 6'30, 1994
Soft bodies, hard landings,
tenement times – living ain’t easy. Drawing our own conclusions
about the city.
UK, 8'30, 2005
The random justice of nature
told with curious images from a distant childhood. When an idol is
found in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow.
UK, 6'36, 2002
A compelling story of friendship
and denial told through a series of ghostly reminiscences and visual
flashbacks from a young man’s fragmented memory of the past.
UK, 4'50, 2008
A visual exploration of London's
industrial suburbia following colours and surfaces into abstraction
and revealing the complexity of apparently simple forms.
UK, 5'32, 1997
What goes around comes around:
the daily cycle of home-work-home illuminated in collage, Hi-8 and
paint. A layered, luminous in-sight.
UK, 6'07, 2005
A seven-year-old girl escapes
the attentions of her over-protective mother and flies off on an accidental
adventure through a surreal landscape.
UK, 5'00, 1994
A woman travelling on the underground
is be-devilled with images of desire.
UK, 3'30, 1996
12-frame, half-second days
and a year of sunsets. Stan Brakhage-style interventions directly
onto film-stock in this recording of light and cloud. Time-lapse goes
Ways To Go
UK, 4'16, 1997
A trinity of techniques trace
a trinity of deaths to probe the mystery of the final moments. Potent
and disquieting as it seeks answers to the great question.
I Am And What I Want
Chris Shepherd, David Shrigley
UK, 7'23, 2005
Some may say Who I Am and What
I Want is a snapshot of the human condition. Others might think Pete
is just plain weird.