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Particles in Space (PG*) + ScreenTalk

Edge of Frame

A still from Figure Study II by Jon Gillie, part of Edge of Frame: Particles in Space

A dazzling and dynamic selection of experimental animation, featuring work from 1963 to 2018, which explores ideas of space, line, shape and form, utilising an eclectic range of techniques.

From early pioneers to groundbreaking contemporary animators, the artists in this programme employ a range of highly individual approaches to explore ideas of space, the movement of objects, and the nature of perception. Formal abstraction mixes with the personal and fantastical, often in the same film, and the diverse techniques on display show the breadth and potential of animation as an art form.

This programme celebrates experimentation in animation, with works by artists unafraid to push the medium into new territory. These immersive and vibrant films have a distinctly hybrid nature, mixing unlikely combinations of tone, subject and technique.

Particles in Space is part of the Edge of Frame Weekend 2018, a celebration of experimental animation taking place over three days at Barbican, BFI Southbank and Close-Up Cinema. Curated by Edwin Rostron and supported by Arts Council England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Several of the artists join us for a Q&A following the screening.

Tagged with: Cinema Edge of Frame

Free Radicals 
US 1958 (revised 1979) Dir Len Lye 4 min 16mm 

US 2017 Dir Ted Wiggin 3'10 min digital

Figure Study II (World Premiere)
UK 2017 Dir Jonathan Gillie 3'47 min digital

US 2016 Dir Lauren Cook 5'30 min digital

Longueurs d’ondes    
Canada 2013 Dir Sabrina Ratte 1'03 min digital

Void Vision          
US 2018 Dir Alexander Stewart 8'30 min 16mm

US 1963 Dir Robert Breer 5 min digital

99 Clerkenwell Rd     
UK 2010 Dir Sophie Michael 8 min 16mm

Soft Body Goal 
Finland 2017 Dir Jaakko Pallasvuo 3'37 min digital

Machine for Living – Créteil
Canada 2017 Dir Sabrina Ratte 4'12 min digital

US 2016 Dir Brenna Murphy 4'44 min digital

UK 2017 Dir Kayla Parker 1 min digital

Dry Standpipe 
Poland 2012 Dir Wojciech Bakowski 12'09 min digital

6 Weeks in June   
UK  1998 Dir Stuart Hilton 6 min 35mm

If you'd like to see both Edge of Frame screenings, you can see both events for £15 when tickets are booked in the same transaction. See this page for details

Please note: this film contains strobe light effects that may be unsuitable for viewers with light sensitivity.


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