YOUTH PROJECT | Experimental Animation: Brain Dance, as part of Discover Young Hackney
Monday 16 – Thursday 19 February: 3 – 5pm
Friday 20 February: 11am – 1pm
Free | Booking is essential | For ages 14 – 19 yrs
Please contact Nicola Pomery to book your place.
Over a 5-day project with Laura Kloss from Lightbox Cinema, participants can try their hand at experimental animation using both 16mm and digital mediums. The project will include 2 days of camera-less animation sessions in which participants will be able to create their own abstract animations on 16mm film using scratch techniques, pioneered by experimental artists such as Len Lye, Stan Brakhage and Norman McLaren. Participants will be invited to scratch, scour, and scrape away the emulsion on 16mm celluloid and doodle, smudge and pattern with paint and felt tip pens on clear 16mm leader. When played back through the projector the patterns created will come alive, dancing across the screen.
We will also bring the workshop into the 21st century for two days of stop-motion animation techniques with Digital SLRs and animation software. These sessions will learn the basics of stop-motion animation continuing the theme of expressive, abstract storytelling using paint, inks and collage techniques inspired by the paintings of Katy Moran. On the final day participants will work together to curate a public exhibition of their work at Parasol Unit and all the animations will be made available to stream online.
The project is facilitated by Lightbox Cinema in partnership with Chocolate Films Ltd.
Saturday 21 February: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 22 February: 12 – 5pm
An exhibition of the work generated from both youth projects Brain Dance* and Invitation to a Voyage will be shown in the Events & Education Room.
Funded by Hackney Council, as part of Discover Young Hackney 2015.