How art became tied to economics: Adam Pugh reflects on the State of Things
16.12.10
Something’s got to give. There’s no room for imagination in market economics, and much less room for petty competition in art. If we really want a world-class ‘culture’, whatever that catch-all blandism means now, we’ve got to break the link with profit and short-termism. We’ve got to be brave: we can’t forcibly tie it to economic regeneration or hokum regional imperatives; much less to sport. ...
Sarah Cox on Tate Movie

04.07.10
Tate Movie promotional video We talk to Sarah Cox about Tate Movie,  a collaboration with Aardman and Fallon, and first project of its kind – an animation film made by and for children across the UK – supported by Legacy Trust UK, a charity established to support innovative cultural activities which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. What is Tate Movie? It’s a huge project! The ...
Martyn Pick

29.05.10
PLAZA, Martyn Pick, 2000, UK, Short Film, commissioned by Channel 4 Animation APEngine caught up with filmmaker and digital artist Martyn Pick to discover how he came to be directing the new feature for Games Workshop. Where in the World are you, and what are you doing there? I’m in Montreal where I’m directing the motion capture feature Ultramarines: The Movie which stars Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee ...
Monty Python’s Silly Olympics

24.05.10
Silly Olympics, Monty Python As there’s been much hoo-ha recently about the rather bizarre London 2010 mascots, fashioned from the steel used to make the Olympic stadium(?!?!), we bring you an equally absurd film from Monty Python. This sketch comes from 1972, a time long ago when Britain had a steel production industry and no one imagined the Olympics would be staged in London. Here’s the Python ...
Tate and Aardman recruit UK Schoolkids

23.10.09
Production still from Sarah Cox's 3 Ways to Go Wallace and Gromit-siring Aardman Animations are working alongside the Olympics Legacy Trust charity and creative agency Fallon to harness the creative talent of a million UK primary school children for a film to be showcased at Tate Modern and cinemas across the country. The 20 minute film – the first to be produced by Tate – will be ...
Mariscal – Drawing Life at the Design Museum

22.10.09
Mariscal - Drawing Life, 'Shower Tunnel', Photo: Timothy Davey Just a few days left to catch this delightful retrospective of Spanish designer and artist Javier Mariscal, one of the world’s most innovative and original designers, with a rich and diverse body of work that spans cartoon characters, interiors, furniture, graphic design and corporate identities. And best known for giving Barcelona its graphic identity as it emerged from ...
Competition: Conference – animated conversations created live by Javier Mariscal

22.10.09
Conference: animated conversations created live by Javier Mariscal On 2 November renowned Spanish designer and artist Javier Mariscal will be performing at the BFI Southbank in London. By creating and controlling animation film footage in real time, Mariscal has devised his ‘Conference’ which is the spontaneous and instantaneous application of his creative thinking onto the silver screen. In this energetic live performance Mariscal manifests the ...