Super-Whip and Galaxy by Jordan Baseman

30.11.10
Super-Whip, Jordan Baseman We are eager to present the final instalment of our five Rough Machine commissions that each premiered online this month. Jordan Baseman has created two rough machines – 16mm films that were shot using stop-frame animation techniques. The recorded material was hand-processed (using buckets) and then professionally digitised. As the surface of the emulsion on the negative was intentionally physically punctured, torn and damaged ...
Melting point by Bill Balaskas

23.11.10
Melting point, Bill Balaskas We are pleased to present the fourth of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. Melting point by Bill Balaskas explores technology and the desire for digital perfection. “The gadgets that surround us often combine the promise for ‘digital perfection’  (and the invitation to buy them) with the assertion that the ‘special’ moments of our lives only deserve an equally ...
An Odd Little Opus by Chris Newby

16.11.10
An Odd Little Opus, Chris Newby We are proud to present the third of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. An Odd Little Opus by Chris Newby is a romp through the uses and abuses of the human tongue. “Taste in the human tongue has five receptors: Salty, Bitter, Sour, Sweet and Umami. Umami is to be found in bacon. I imagined a great ...
Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou

09.11.10
Engine Angelic, Katerina Athanasopoulou We are thrilled to present the second of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou shows beauty and brutality within an industrial dystopia. Click here to read a fascinating and in depth break-down of the different processes she used to construct it. “The film started by walking through the remains of old, disused gasworks, shooting ...
Of Unknown Origin by Edwin Rostron

02.11.10
Of Unknown Origin, Edwin Rostron We are delighted to present the first of our five Rough Machine commissions that will each premiere online this month. Of Unknown Origin by Edwin Rostron is inspired by the tape recordings of Raymond Cass, a hearing-aid specialist from Hull and one of the UK’s foremost researchers into ‘Electronic Voice Phenomenon’. EVP recordings present messages ‘of unknown origin’ heard in radio frequencies ...
A Mind’s Eye by Joanna Callaghan

22.06.10
A mind's eye, Joanna Callaghan, 2009 Imagine the essence of a Thing. Now imagine a place where the essences of all Things exist. Can you? To accompany Cecilia Wee’s article on the most recent work from artist filmmaker Joanna Callaghan, we’ve an extract of the film to share with you. A mind’s eye seeks to discover if philosophical concepts can be translated into images and what role ...
1923 aka Heaven & 1925 aka Hell by Max Hattler

08.04.10
1923 aka Heaven, Max Hattler “I am interested in the space between abstraction and figuration, where storytelling is freed from the constraints of traditional narrative. My work contemplates microcosms, moments, atmospheres: Close­ups as reflections on the big picture. While my films tend to be without dialogue, they explore the relationship between sound, music and the moving image.” Here is the latest animated offering from artist Max Hattler ...