November 27, 2007 - Animate Projects - Exploring the relationship between art and animation
November 27, 2007

Exploring the relationship between art and animation

Nijuman No Borei (200,000 Phantoms), Jean-Gabriel Périot

Animate Projects
Exploring the relationship between art and animation

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Exploring the relationship between art and animation, and the place of animation and its concepts in contemporary art practice, UK based Animate Projects offers artists a unique space to create work, and develops initiatives that allows an international audience to engage with the work through broadcast, gallery, cinema, and online.

Animate Award
The second annual Animate Award was won this year by artist Jean-Gabriel Périot for his film Nijuman no Borei (200,000 Phantoms). The Award was presented at Encounters Festival on 24 November. The prize of 2,000 pounds is for a single-screen innovative work that experiments with form, technique and content. Jean-Gabriel recently won the Animate Projects co-sponsored Dick Arnall Award, at Aurora Festival, Norwich.

Animate Projects at Whitechapel, 29 November
Following their launch at Aurora Festival, the new Animate films are being screened at Whitechapel, London, along with a presentation by Jean-Gabriel Périot.

AnimateTV on Channel 4, 2 December, midnight
Introduced by Tate Modern film curator, Stuart Comer, Animate TV features six extraordinary new films by artists and experimental filmmakers working with animation. Interviews with the artists offer a unique insight into the ideas, processes and challenges behind each film. The programme is scheduled for broadcast on Channel 4 at midnight on 2 December.

Semiconductor’s Magnetic Movie, vividly visualises invisible magnetic fields; The Life Size Zoetrope is a zoetrope made on a fairground ride; in End of the Street, Andy Martin collaborates with poet Ian McMillan; Flat Earth, is entirely constructed from images and blogs found on the web; comic character Francis subverts traditional animation; and Tongue of the Hidden gives us a glimpse into Middle Eastern culture.

Animate Commissions for 2008
The seven new AnimateTV commissions are characteristically diverse, astonishing and exciting and for the first time, we are commissioning two works for online premiere next spring on Channel 4′s new broadband channel, Fourmations.

With backgrounds ranging across the visual arts, experimental film, graphic design, animation, and ceramics, the commissioned artists are: Barnaby Barford, Suky Best, Stephen Irwin, Michael Aubtin Madadi, Emily Richardson, Tal Rosner and Christoph Steger.

Wilson. Wilson. Kubrick.
Artists Jane and Louise Wilson have been commissioned to create a new work in response to The Kubrick Archive. Commissioned in collaboration with The Kubrick Archive, University of the Arts London. Premiering online May 2008.

Four Minutes
In association with RSA Arts + Ecology, we are commissioning 4 x 60 second films for online that explore ecological themes. Premiering online May 2008.

Limited edition t-shirts
We have commissioned artists Run Wrake and AL + AL to each create a design for limited edition t-shirts. Only 100 of each design have been made and are available to purchase at

The Animate Book: rethinking animation
Essays by Edwin Carels, Ian White, Angela Kingston, Gareth Evans and Dick Arnall. Mike Sperlinger interviews artists including AL + AL, Ann Course, Tim Macmillan and Inger Lise Hansen. Edited by Benjamin Cook and Gary Thomas. Published by LUX and available to buy at

Individual Animate titles are distributed by LUX at
Animate Projects is supported by Channel 4 and Arts Council England.

For more information, contact will be launched in the new year

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