Thursday, January 05, 2012

Installation at the IKON Gallery 7th and 8th January

This weekend we are screening Unravel at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham. From 11am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday as well as a workshop from 1 - 4 pm on the saturday.

In January 2011, IKON Gallery and the IKON insiders education programme hosted one of the eighty national workshops entitled Unravel – the longest hand painted film in Britain, where participants were invited to paint, scratch and directly manipulate 16mm film.
Harking back to the direct animation techniques of Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage these marked traces of multiple authors represent diverse demographics of the British people wherein each frame of the film represents one metre in the 874 mile distance between Land’s End and Jon O’Groats. Sound recordings, interviews and perspectives on each location have been collected and compiled– mapping a metaphorical journey through collective memory and identity. The collaged autobiographical oral accounts which speak of individual experience in different locations, times and spaces offer a non-linear, psycho-geographical exploration of the country made for and by the people of Britain.

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