Exploring artists’ moving image, from concepts to curation and commissioning.
Four guest speakers will share their exceptional knowledge and experience of moving image practice against a backdrop of work from the O:4W festival.
Associate Director of Animate Projects, an arts charity dedicated to championing experimental animation, through commissioning, production and exhibition. He also works at the British Council as a film adviser, leading on animation and experimental film, and overseeing the Film Department’s work in East Asia, China, and the UK. Gary worked for Arts Council England for many years, managing funding programmes for production and exhibition of artists’ moving image, and latterly as Head of Moving Image, leading policy development for digital arts distribution, broadcasting and visual arts, and strategic initiatives for archive and commissioning. Gary has served on the board of no.w.here Lab and as Chair of LUX. He makes work in collaboration with artist Tim Shore, most recently a short film for Film London’s Dickens 2012 celebrations.
Dr Lucy Reynolds
Writer, artist and curator of artists moving image. She presents talks on artists’ moving image at arts venues across the UK and runs the Moving Image pathway on the MRES: Art programme at Central St Martins School of Art. She has published extensively on artists’ moving image work, recently including ‘Magic Tricks? Shadow Play in British Expanded Cinema’, in The Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film by Afterall/Tate publications. She is Features Editor of MIRAJ, the Moving Image Review & Arts Journal.
Managing Director of Gritty Realism Productions, is an award winning animator and filmmaker with over twenty years of experience, whose films have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC and shown at numerous international festivals. Gerald specialises in sand-on-glass animation and won the 1998 BAFTA Cymru best animation for his film The Comet’s Tale. Many of his films are directly choreographed to music and he has made music videos screened on MTV, in the UK and abroad. In 2009 Gerald represented the Welsh animation industry at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC and in 2010 his feature animation project Heart of Darkness, based on Joseph Conrad’s novel, was selected to be presented in development at the Cartoon Movie forum in Lyon.
An artist and filmmaker, living and working in London. Her work has been widely shown, both nationally and internationally, in major art institutions, on television and in film and music festivals. In 2003 she was the recipient of the 1871 Fellowship, researching the relationship between music and film, hosted by the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford and the San Francisco Art Institute. Much of her recent work features the performance of music. In 2008 the British Film Institute released a DVD compilation of her film works in their ‘British Artists’ Film’ series. Her films are distributed by LUX and she teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she is Head of Graduate Fine Art Media.
The first seminar of it’s kind in Wales, aimed at artists, filmmakers, animators, students, curators and academics. O:4W will create a space for individuals with an active involvement in moving image media to share research, ideas and experience, discuss practice and connect with each other in a sense of collaboration.
Includes lunch and invite to g39 social event, with film screenings and bar from 6-8pm. Tickets are strictly limited. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
*Students will be expected to present a valid NUS card on arrival.
The O:4W Seminar is funded by the Arts Council of Wales.